The Avett Brothers will bring their unique combination of bluegrass, folk, and rock and roll music to the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
This performance is presented in conjunction with The Étude Sessions, and will support the non-profit Étude Group of schools of Sheboygan, WI in memory of Troy Tousey and his initiatives to nurture live music and The Étude Group school in Sheboygan: ESAA Elementary School for the Arts and Academics, The Mosaic School, and IDEAS Academy. Underwriting for this performance is being provided by the friends of Troy Tousey.
ABOUT THE AVETT BROTHERS
When you’re receptive to the forces around you, you’ll notice there’s something powerful in the air.
It’s that feeling of inspiration to which The Avett Brothers consistently remain open. It’s a spirit that courses through everything that they do. You could call it a “creative lifeblood” or a “muse” but it ultimately indefinable. However, you can hear it and feel it within 2013’s Magpie and the Dandelion.
Recorded immediately after The Carpenter with Rick Rubin (making their third consecutive team-up in the studio with the iconic producer), the North Carolina quartet-Seth Avett, Scott Avett, Bob Crawford, and Joe Kwon-rode a creative wave that yielded another ponderous, poetic, and passionate collection on the heels of their most successful set to date, no less.
Their eighth studio album went on to debut at #5 on the Billboard Top 200, while they performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman as well as joining legendary Soundgarden singer, Chris Cornell for a rapturous Pearl Jam tribute on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. A string of sold out shows followed as the boys continues to dream up their next step. Much like their own music, it promises to continue tradition, while making a decidedly personal statement. If you keep your eyes, mind, and heart open, you’ll undoubtedly feel it.
In 2001, banjoist Scott and guitarist Seth formed The Avett Brothers with standup bass player Bob. Growing up in Concord, NC, the boys immersed themselves in their musician dad’s record collection, falling in love with Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Crosby, Stills & Nash. They rose to the status of genre stalwarts over the course of six albums.
ABOUT TROY TOUSEY
Troy Tousey, founder of Open Mind Studios of Sheboygan, WI was an avid community supporter and outdoorsman. Troy was passionate live music fan, hosting house concerts in his backyard and attending hundreds of live performances during his years at Northwestern University, Colorado, and Sheboygan. Troy was vice president of the Étude Group's Governing Board, part of the Sheboygan Area School District, at the time of his death in June of 2012 and Troy and Marci’s Tousey’s two children, Hannah and Tate, both attend the Étude Schools. Troy dreamed of presenting shows like The Avett Brothers at the Weill, and was extremely passionate about the Étude Schools and Étude Sessions.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday August 7, 2015 at 10am at the The Weill Center Ticket Office, by calling 920-208-3243 or online at weillcenter.com. Limit of 6 tickets.
PRESALE: The bands fan club will have a presale starting on Tuesday August 4.
The Étude Sessions will offer a presale to supporters beginning on Wednesday August 5.