Of all the vocalists and bands and there are many I love, The Avett Brothers really inspire me. Their music has gotten me through some medical rough patches, surgeries and difficult times. My dad introduced me to their music and I first saw them live at the Gathering of the Vibes festival in Bridgeport, Conn. Whilst crossing over the Long Island Sound on a ferry, David Hinds from Steel Pulse invited my mom, Connie to shoot photos at the show. Upon arrival, we met our friends, Todd and Sky who had all access passes for us. Press passes and all access passes enabled us to get pretty much as close as humanly possible. The connection was made and I was thoroughly hooked. If you haven’t checked out their music, have a listen and soothe your soul.