Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:00

Folk Best Bet: The Avett Brothers

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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The Avett Brothers
The DeltaPlex Arena, Grand Rapids
Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
$27.50, $37.50, $47.50, (616) 364-9000

If you ask bluegrass galvanizing brothers Scott and Seth Avett, folksy, roots rock straight from down home in the delta ain't dead. If anything, it's just been resting, biding its time for the appropriate mixture of honky tonk and punk savior to rise up and breathe new vapor into it. Enter the aforementioned Avetts, a fraternal duo heading up the eponymous three-piece responsible for injecting the too-frequently missing banjo twang into our modern indie melodic consciousness. Accompanied by Bob Crawford on stand-up bass, The Avett Brothers are poised to sweep their individual, North Carolinian-saturated brand of delta blues rock to West Michigan's own Delta, for a night sure to leave you with the taste of rich whiskey and stout tobacco in your mouth, with or without any actual imbibing. Make certain those old stiff line-dancing boots are still in peak condition – knowing these folks, you just might end up moshing in them, too.

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