Friday, October 14, 2011

Concord group wins big again at Americana Music Awards


Just a few days after its triumphant return to North Carolina the Avett Brothers picked up its third Americana Music Award for Duo/Group of the Year. The Concord band held the same title in 2007 and 2010. Seth and Scott Avett (pictured above) accepted the award at the 10th Annual Americana Awards and Honors ceremony in Nashville Thursday.

Other winners include Robert Plant's "Band of Joy" for Album of the Year, Artist and Instrumentalist of the year Buddy Miller (a member of Plant's Band of Joy), and Justin Townes Earle's "Harlem River Blues" for Song of the Year. Mumford and Sons was named Emerging/New Artist of the Year. Lucinda Williams, Jerry Douglas, executive Rick Hall, and Gregg Allman. Radio host and journalist Bob Harris received the Trailblazer Award, which was presented to him by Emmylou Harris.

The Avetts were among the night's performers playing "The Once and Future Carpenter." The band continues its fall tour in Dallas Friday. It played a much tweeted about benefit concert in Greensboro last Saturday that included the return of bassist Bob Crawford who is currently on hiatus from the band.

15 comments:

  1. well here is Hancock's first hour of the show tonight---

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  2. >>well here is Hancock's first hour of the show tonight>>

    No kidding. I think he has a "man crush" on these guys.

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  3. These guys are great! They deserve everything positive that comes their way!

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  4. The best in any genre!!

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  5. happy for them, but honestly don't get the appeal--

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  6. "happy for them, but honestly don't get the appeal"

    You're probably not in the right demographic - hillbilly, marry your cousin, Nascar loving type folk...

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  7. "You're probably not in the right demographic - hillbilly, marry your cousin, Nascar loving type folk..."

    Clearly someone who has never even heard one song by these guys. Opinions are like a-holes, right?

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  8. "Clearly someone who has never even heard one song by these guys."

    Well it does have a backwoods twang to it- and if you like that, cool-- personally, I like some others just dont care for them-- but the Observer and WBT sure do--

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  9. "Clearly someone who has never even heard one song by these guys. Opinions are like a-holes, right?"

    Well, this is the place to post comments and opinions, or don't you get that? What's the matter, did the above comment hit a little too close to home?

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  10. Why is Bob on hiatus??

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  11. Pray for Hallie


    http://www.relix.com/news/2011/09/30/bob-crawford-takes-leave-of-absence-from-avett-brothers

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  12. It is their lyrics that really make them the band that they are. They are the best song writers I've ever known. It is a shame that other djs in Charlotte haven't supported our local band, the Avett Brothers. So kudos to J. Hancock for being supportive. Continue the prayers for Hallie Crawford.

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  13. Hancock passed supportive a while ago...it's close to OCD now, he and Larson both

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  14. Im not sure why someone would use such inflammatory and derogatory language towards a band that has always been a class act and genuinely kind.
    Anyone who has followed the Avett bros even slightly knows this to be true, just as anyone who reads the "You're probably not in the right demographic - hillbilly, marry your cousin, Nascar loving type folk...", comment knows that its author must be a very pitiful man.

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