The Avett Brothers’ True Sadness in Roanoke—concert (and album) Review 11-19-16

Now what? The Avetts have gone everything now, but they did so slowly. Chart their last three albums, and you can tell they have merged from a heavy rock-centered bluegrass band into a more electric, pop-centered, all-American band. But they didn’t sell out after one or two original albums. They re-centered themselves naturally after half a dozen of the work they first came to be known for. They haven’t lost touch with their roots.
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Avett Bros. Concert Review—Roanoke 6.20.13

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.
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