The Avett Brothers
Part of the Festival at Sandpoint series. Starring Grammy-nominated, alt-country superstars combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk and ragtime. The band features brothers Scott Avett (banjo) and Seth Avett (guitar), and Bob Crawford (Bass), with touring musicians Joe Kwon on cello and Mike Marsh on drums. Although they have played music together since childhood, the brothers Scott and Seth Avett truly began their partnership in the late 1990s with the merger of Seth’s high school rock band, Margo, and Scott’s college group, Nemo. The Avett Brothers were featured on PBS’ Austin City Limits, named “the Artist to Watch of 2009” by Rolling Stone magazine and appeared on the 53rd Grammy Awards in 2011, playing “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise” before joining Mumford and Sons and Bob Dylan for a performance of “Maggie’s Farm.” They won the Americana Music Association’s Duo/Group of the Year and New/Emerging Artist of the Year awards and have had major hits with “I and Love and You,” and “Live and Die.” The Carpenter (2012) was nominated for a Grammy Award this year for Best Americana Album. Opening will be regional singer songwriter Marshall McLean; and funky, fun, rockin’ Vintage Trouble who has wowed the music scene and have been the hit of the late night circuit recently with performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.