In the warm afterglow of Saturday night's Avett Brothers concert in Cary, I posted a review that likened the scene to a long-ago Bruce Springsteen show -- which might have been just a tad hyperbolic on my part. But Springsteen himself might not disagree, because it turns out he's an Avett Brothers fan, too. Below is from a followup e-mail exchange with Avetts manager Dolph Ramseur, posted with his permission. If nothing else, this is a very positive harbinger for the future, because a Boss endorsement can definitely pay career dividends.
Seth Avett wrote the liner notes for Nicole Atkins' release, which is out on Columbia. Nicole is from New Jersey and knows Bruce Springsteen. She was over at his house last year and he mentioned that he loved the liner notes to her record. She said that Seth Avett wrote them, and he asked, "Is that one of the Avett Brothers?" He had heard some songs from "Emotionalism" on satellite radio and went to an indie record store and purchased a copy. He told her he really liked "Emotionalism."