Southern Sounds

Five Questions with the Avett Brothers

By Dave MezzFebruary 7, 2014

Ah, North Carolina, a stronghold of barbecue, basketball, bluegrass, and the home of Cheerwine—the venerable cherry-red soda founded in 1917 in Salisbury. Those last twoThe Avett Brothers Tar Heel staples actually have a little more in common these days thanks to a partnership between the nearly century-old soft drink and roots music phenoms the Avett Brothers, who grew up just down the road in Concord. Both the band and the brand hold tight to their Carolina pedigree, so it’s not that surprising that the two would join forces for the Legendary Giveback project, a concert series benefiting a number of local charities.

The second annual Giveback concert recently took place right here in our hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. And since it’s always a treat when the Avetts come to town, we caught up with brothers Scott and Seth just before they hit the stage for a few pressing questions about North Carolina, the pull of home, and which brother reigned supreme in childhood wrestling matches. Check out the video below:

Photographs by Brennan Wesley

>Watch a special "Back Porch Session" with the Avett Brothers