Artist Interview: Joe Kwon of the Avett Brothers

Photo By Todd Roeth

The Avett Brothers’ cellist talks with us about finishing a very long tour and blogging away hunger in Part I of our interview.

by Bryson Leach

After a very long tour across the country and a few stops in Europe and Austraila, The Avetts are ready for a break. Bryson Leach caught up with their cellist Joe Kwon after just getting back from their two-night, Halloween, finale at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. 

BL: What’s it like to consistently be on tour since last February and to suddenly stop? What are you doing now?

JK:We started last year in February and consistently toured throughout this November. Ww started out the year on a big push with a 2-week tour in the US, then we went to Europe and Austraila. We’d go out and come home for several days at a time. We were away for a total of 6 weeks at the beginning of the year. It was crazy for sure.

For right now we’ve been laying low and spending time with the family. Getting strength back for the next big push for next year. We’re working on new songs for our new album soon, not sure when that will be but we’ve been working on new material. We’re just trying to do the things normal people do because the things we have been doing aren’t too normal for our girlfriends and wives. Our routine is immediately thrown out the window. Now it’s just time to get into a different routine. It will be nice to relax for a while, but really that feeling will last maybe all of 2 weeks. Then I’ll be ready to start doing something again.