Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-03-10


The Avett Brothers band will bring its folk rock energy to Samford University Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall.

The popular trio combines folk, country, bluegrass, rock and pop in its well-received 2009 big label debut, I and Love and You (American Recordings).

Originally from North Carolina, the band includes two brothers, Scott Avett and Seth Avett, who play banjo and guitar, respectively, and Bob Crawford, who plays stand-up bass.  Since debuting in 2001 they have issued 12 recordings, including their most recent Live Volume 3 album, in October, 2010.

Skilled songwriters, vocalists and musicians, the group has proven to be wildly popular at concert venues, especially college campuses, around the nation. Their Samford concert will conclude a week of Spring Fling events sponsored by the school’s Student Government  Association.

Tickets are $25 plus $1 convenience fee per ticket, and go on sale to the public March 15. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (205) 726-4343. For general information, call (205) 726-2031.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.