Jessica Lea Mayfield & Seth Avett On World Cafe

Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield. (Courtesy of the artist)
Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield. (Courtesy of the artist)

Today's World Cafe session features Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers and singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield. The two have run into each other on the road for years, and developed a friendship based on many things, including their mutual fondness for the late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. Smith died in 2003 at age 34, leaving five albums and the posthumous From A Basement On A Hill.

Finally, after years of planning comes a collection of covers called Seth Avett And Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith. On this episode of World Cafe, they perform an assortment of Smith and Smith-adjacent songs.

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