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The Avett Brothers' Scott Avett talks touring, recording with Rick Rubin




North Carolina’s Avett Brothers have a rabid fan base in Tampa Bay. It doesn’t hurt that they’ve stoked local fans’ passions by canceling two previously scheduled Tampa Bay shows in the past year.

“We’re real sorry about that,” singer Scott Avett told tbt* during a recent phone interview.

But Saturday night, they’re coming for real to the Cuban Club in Ybor City (barring any last-minute Space Shuttle-style postponements, of course). For a large set of local music enthusiasts, the show is one of the most highly anticipated of the year.

In concert, the indie-folk-bluegrass trio gooses its pastoral sonics with an ebullient punk sensibility. It’s a distinctive sound that adroitly updates the timeworn 1960s template.

Tickets to the nearly sold-out show, with Matt Butcher, are $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Buy them by calling WMNF-88.5 at (813) 238-8001 or by clicking here.

For more with Scott Avett, including his thoughts on recording the band's major-label debut, I and Love and you, with legendary producer Rick Rubin, check out Wade Tatangelo's interview here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 2:15pm]


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