North Carolina's Avett Brothers -- a popular and influential rock band that draws on both bluegrass and punk -- will headline a show at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk on Sept. 20.
Tickets -- $40 and $45 -- go on sale 10 a.m. June 10 through Coxtix.com and by phone at 888-3-COXTIX.
The band is made up of two brothers, Scott Avett and Seth Avett, who play the banjo and guitar respectively, and Bob Crawford who plays the stand-up bass. Two other musicians are now touring members of the group: Joe Kwon on cello and Jacob Edwards on drums.
The Avetts have played Hampton Roads several times, including a number of gigs at Norfolk's Attucks Theatre. The band's most recent local show was July 9, 2009 at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE AVETT BROTHERS ARE SET TO TAKE THE STAGE AT THE CONSTANT CENTER ON SEPTEMBER 20
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 10 AT 10 AM EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH COX TIX
Folk rock band, The Avett Brothers will play at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on September 20 at 8 pm. Tickets are $40.00 and $45.00 and go on sale Friday, June 10 at 10 am. Tickets will be available through COXTix.com, by phone at 888-3-COXTIX and at the Constant Center Box Office. There will also be a ODU student discount of $20.00 off at the Box Office with valid student ID. To purchase tickets before the general public sign up for the Constant Center All Access Club at www.constantcenter.com<http://www.constantcenter.com>.
The band is made up of two brothers, Scott Avett and Seth Avett, who play the banjo and guitar respectively, and Bob Crawford who plays the stand-up bass. Joe Kwon, cello, and Jacob Edwards, drums, are touring members of the band, with Kwon featured on recordings from 2007's Emotionalism to present. Following on from Seth and Scott's former rock band Nemo, the Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the "heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones."
There is no harmony like brotherly harmony. Something indelible in the weave of voices and play of sensibilities is stamped into the fraternal DNA and also stems from a lifetime of shared experiences. You can hear it in classic brother acts across the musical spectrum, from the Louvin Brothers to the Everly Brothers and on down the decades through the Wilson brothers (Beach Boys), the Davies brothers (Kinks), the Allman Brothers and even the Brothers Gibb (a.k.a., the Bee Gees). You can clearly hear fraternal magic at work in the songs the Avett Brothers, as well.
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