I’ve loved watching the Avett Bros.’s audience grow over the last ten years of following them, even though it’s made it more difficult to be up close to the stage. Last night marks about the seventh time I’ve seen them, and though it’s not the best show I’ve seen, I’m glad they haven’t lost their touch.
I saw them last night at the Roanoke coliseum. Surprisingly, there was no opening band. Not even a local artist. I found that disappointing. Also disappointing was the sound issues, which were resolved early. But considering that the band is still getting used to big arenas, I can see why they’re still adjusting.