The Avett Brothers Share ‘This Land Is Your Land’ Video
The Avett Brothers unveiled a video for their cover of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.” Seth Avett and Scott Avett tapped Samuel Bayer (Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Blind Melon’s “No Rain”) to direct the video.
The release of Scott and Seth’s “This Land Is Your Land” comes a week after The Avett Brothers opened a drive in concert in Charlotte with their first live rendition of the song since 2016. “Samuel has highlighted the timelessness of perhaps the most quintessential American folk song by creating a timeless music video marrying performance with the most lovely imagery of American people,” noted Seth Avett. “We are honored to be a part of such an endeavor in the likeminded spirit of unity and love.”
“Early in the lockdown, I was traveling across America working on a documentary about the COVID virus. While visiting testing sites in vulnerable populations, I was listening to The Avett Brothers music and was inspired to make a music video,” added Bayer. “I contacted them and told them I wanted to hear their interpretation of Woody Guthrie’s classic anthem, ‘This Land is Your Land.’ I traveled to North Carolina and filmed The Avett Brothers performing the song live in their home studios and combined that with imagery filmed around America. This is a hopeful video during a time where the Country is so divided and I hope Americans will be inspired to be thoughtful during this trying time.”
Watch The Avett Brothers’ “This Land Is Your Land” video below: