Five Questions with The Avett Brothers at MerleFest

April 26, 2015 2:56 AM

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WILKESBORO, N.C. -- The Avett Brothers, Concord, North Carolina's favorite musical sons, hit the stage at MerleFest tonight. Members of the folk rock band are no strangers to the Americana festival that has helped kick off the outdoor music season for 28 years -- or to its founder, the legendary flat-picker Doc Watson. Today's appearance is the group's seventh at MerleFest since 2004 and their second since Watson died in 2012. At a festival press conference this afternoon, band members -- Seth and Scott Avett along with Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon -- talked about coming home to their favorite North Carolina barbecue, sustainable farming in Cabarrus County, how they plan to carry on the Watson legacy and what MerleFest means to them.

Where is your favorite place in North Carolina? And where is your favorite place to eat North Carolina 'cue? Scott Avett: We travel so much, but North Carolina is a great place to come home to. It's all terrific from the mountains to the coast. I was raised on Lexington barbecue, but I would have to...

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