The Avett Brothers pull fans country ’round for second night at Red Rocks

Unlike many acts that include the word “brother” in their band name even though no members share bloodlines, The Avett Brothers are actual brothers. Friday night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Scott and Seth again welcomed their father Jim Avett and their sister Bonnie on stage for several spiritual tunes on night two of their three-night stand.

The Avett Brothers leave folk roots behind in “True Sadness”

[caption id="attachment_118257" align="aligncenter" width="381"] Rick Rubin makes for another more-than-spit-polished Avett Brothers album. [/caption] The Avett Brothers have come a long way since their banjo-laden North Carolina bluegrass beginnings and their newest album, “True Sadness,” affirms that it’s unlikely they'll ever return to those roots.

The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks, night two (photos, review)

Saturday night the Avett Brothers continued their run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the second of three sold-out performances over the weekend. The show paid respect to many corners of the brothers’ now extensive discography, from their humble roots as North Carolina folk crooners to the polished mainstream success of their last three Rick Rubin-produced albums.

The Avett Brothers announce three night Red Rocks run in 2015

[insertSlideshowjava xml=""] At this point, the Avett Brothers' multi-night runs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre have become a summer tradition. This year, the band expanded its annual two-night run at the legendary mountain venue to three nights, and it has just announced it will do so again in 2015.

Watch the Avett Brothers’ 14-minute Red Rocks documentary The Avett Brothers certainly have a sweet spot for Red Rocks Amphitheatre -- enough to film an entire 14-minute documentary about it. The video was filmed during the band's four-night run at the legendary mountain amphitheater earlier this summer as the band prepared to mark its 10th show at the venue.