Avett Brothers’ hurricane relief concert will help the place they once called home

The Avett Brothers.Benjamin Robson

Hurricane Florence was a catastrophe for Eastern North Carolina, and recovery is going to take years.

The Avett Brothers are chipping in with a hurricane-relief show on Nov. 13 at East Carolina University’s Minges Coliseum in Greenville.

While the group is from Concord, Greenville is Scott Avett’s old stomping grounds from his time at ECU, where he earned an art degree while playing in bands.

Proceeds will go to organizations contributing to Hurricane Relief efforts, according to an event announcement.

The Avett Brothers had a busy 2017 with shows promoting their latest Grammy-nominated album, “True Sadness,” and continued promotion of their documentary, “May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers.”

We caught up with Scott Avett by phone — his brother, Seth, is the other Avett in the band — to reminisce, talk about the group’s new single and album and what to expect at their annual New Year’s Eve concert in North Carolina.

Read the Q&A here

Details

What: Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief with Avett Brothers, Valient Thorr and Future Islands

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13

Where: Minges Coliseum, 1 Ficklen Drive, Greenville

Cost: $65-$75

Details: ecutickets.net or 252-737-4500

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