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.