This episode originally aired on Sept. 21, 2017 and was by far the most popular episode of The Other 51 this year.
Bob Crawford, bass player for The Avett Brothers, joins Brian to talk about his family’s connection to St. Jude, the work he's doing through the Press On Fund, and his quest to cure child cancer.
Bob talks about the day his then 22-month-old daughter, Hallie, was diagnosed with brain cancer and how St. Jude gave him and his family hope. He also discusses how his daughter’s diagnosis changed songwriting for him, and how he wrote part of The Avett Brothers' song “Good to You.” He and Brian also discuss their favorite Founding Fathers (Bob goes way off the board for his pick) and the theology of Thomas Merton.
Anyone who knows Brian knows he and his family are big fans of The Avett Brothers. They also raised $2,000 for St. Jude as part of an Avett Nation team.
(Our Skype connection faded a few times, so apologies for a few inconsistencies).