In the 1950s and 60s, Doc helped pioneer guitar as a lead instrument (prior to that, banjo or fiddle often took the lead). He brought Apppalachian music to the masses.
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If you’re a day trip or less from Charlotte this weekend don’t miss this event. Most people know The Avett Brothers for their Southern-rooted folk rock, but a lesser-known dimension is founding brother Scott Avett’s fine art skills. Die-hard fans might recognize his work from album art and posters he’s created for the band. Julianne in Vain, Scott Avett for […]
While researching "Old Salem by Candlelight", (p. 40 in Southern Living’s December issue) I took a stroll down Church Street in this historic district of North Carolina. Four birds waddled out, crossed the street, and bee-lined to a pile of corn kernels scattered in a front yard. A local later told me he had heard of a gaggle of vagrant […]
photo by John O’Hagan He’s a god in Asheville, NC, brewing circles.