The Avett Brothers have frequently been lumped with Mumford & Sons; the two folk-rock revivalists backed Bob Dylan on the Grammys in 2011, and both have names that could pass for trendy Brooklyn barbershops. But Seth Avett's recent collaboration with Ohio-born singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield, Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith, should appeal to even the banjo averse, with the two singers delivering sweet, reverential versions of songs spanning the entirety of the late-musician's career.

The Avett Brothers have frequently been lumped with Mumford & Sons; the two folk-rock revivalists backed Bob Dylan on the Grammys in 2011, and both have names that could pass for trendy Brooklyn barbershops. But Seth Avettís recent collaboration with Ohio-born singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield, Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith, should appeal to even the banjo averse, with the two singers delivering sweet, reverential versions of songs spanning the entirety of the late-musicianís career.

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