The Avett Brothers return to Augusta, playing James Brown Arena on November 23.
What a long, strange trip it’s been.
Metro Spirit: What do you remember of your early days of playing in Augusta at places like The Mission and Stillwater Taproom?
Scott Avett: I think The Mission show was in 2006, March… maybe the beginning of March. Bob (bassist Bob Crawford) crushed my thumb with the bass during that show. I remember that so well. That was our last show (of the tour) and we capped it off with my thumb getting crushed and my fingernail coming off. I had to step out back and pull myself together because it was painful. At Stillwater, we were determined to sit down when we played there and the limitation of sitting down forced us to become better musicians.
From the Metro Spirit in an interview with Scott Avett in May of 2017.
Tickets on sale Friday, June 28 at 10am and are available at AECTix.com, 877-428- 4849 and the SRP Box Office at James Brown Arena.
“The neo-bluegrass rockers fronted by brothers Scott and Seth announced on Wednesday they’ve got a new album on the way. It’s called Closer Than Together, and it’s out Oct. 4 on American/Republic Records. The news arrives with a jivey new single, “High Steppin’” and its accompanying video.” Paste June 14, 2019
Check out the new video here.