Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Avett Brothers honor Dylan on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Thursday

Concord's the Avett Brothers will appear as the musical guest on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Thursday, January 19. The group will perform its version of Bob Dylan's "One Too Many Mornings," which opens the new "Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International" - a four disc box set that will be released Tuesday, January 24. 

"Chimes of Freedom" also features covers by Patti Smith, Silversun Pickups, Tom Morello (as the Nightwatchman), Pete Seeger, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, My Chemical Romance, Adele, Pete Townsend, Miley Cyrus, Raphael Saadiq, Ziggy Marley, Ke$ha, My Morning Jacket, Queens of the Stone Age, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, among others. Check out the entire list of artists and find out more about the collection here.

The Avetts' track was produced by Rick Rubin and features the band singing along with Johnny Cash's 1969 recording of the song. The group's "Fallon" booking is part of a trio of national TV appearances to promote the box set. Blake Mills performed "Heart of Mine" on "Conan" Tuesday. Joe Perry will perform his rendition of "Man  of Peace" January 30 on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." 

Three versions of "Chimes of Freedom" will be available - a 73-track four disc set, a trimmer two disc 31-track set that will be available at Starbucks stores, and as a digital album bundle. Seventy-six tracks will be available for individual digital download as well. 

"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" airs week nights at 12: 35 a.m. 


  1. who are these Avet Brothers of which you speak? never heard of them. the observer should run a story on them... :-P

  2. It's great to see local and state artists getting some recognition. In addition to the highly successful Avetts, one should check out the Carolina Chocolate Drops for a wonderfully unique flavor of “old timey music”!