Avett Brothers

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Avett Brothers
Sunday :: Esurance Main Stage :: 4:15 p.m.

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— Alex Samuel

On a Tuesday night in 1998, Scott Avett began getting together with flat-pickers and friends to play acoustic country and drink liquor in Greenville, N.C. This gathering became called The Back Porch Project or Nemo Downstairs and seemed like nothing outside of a simple side project. But after Scott and brother Seth’s five piece hardcore band imploded, the brothers, along with their buddy Bob Crawford began an American roots music awakening. When The Marquee first reported on them in 2006, we called their live show a “room full of swirly tornado style levels of excitement,” and they’ve yet to calm that storm.

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