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Published: 2018/01/02

The Avett Brothers Welcome Jim Avett, Play Surprise Mini-Set on New Year’s Eve

Following an exciting summer/fall that included a set with Bob Weir at Lockn’ and a performance at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam, The Avett Brothers played their annual New Year’s Eve show in their home state of North Carolina this weekend.

The band’s first set at the PNC Arena opened with the I and Love and You track “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise,” and featured a cover of the traditional folk tune “Old Joe Clark.”

After quickly departing the stage, the band’s original trio of Seth Avett, Scott Avett and Bob Crawford stealthily played a set in the venue’s concourse. The two song offering consisted of some of the bands earlier songs, “Shame” and “Distraction #74.”

The Avett’s second official set featured an appearance by family patriarch Jim Avett on Al Green’s “Precious Lord.” The band also continued their tradition of bringing out a robed “Father Time” to help ring in the new year. Father Time, as played by Herbie Abernathy of Valient Thor, ushered in 2018 to the tune of Aerosmiths “Sweet Emotion” followed by Tommy James & the Shondells’ “I Think We’re Alone Now.”

The band closed out the night with a three-song encore of “Through My Prayers,” “Slight Figure of Speech” and “No Hard Feelings.”

Check out the full set list below:

The Avett Brothers
PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC

Set I: Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise, Satan Pulls the Strings, Laundry Room, Old Joe Clark, Vanity, Geraldine, Go to Sleep

Pop-Up Hallway Set: Shame, Distraction #74

Set II: Le Reel Du Pendu / Les Bars De La Prison, Die Die Die, Ain’t No Man, True Sadness, Precious Lord^$, Murder in the City, I and Love and You, Kick Drum Heart, Sweet Emotion^^$$, I Think We’re Alone Now^^$, Talk on Indolence, Live and Die, If It’s the Beaches

Enc:Through My Prayers, Slight Figure of Speech, No Hard Feelings

^ – With Jim Avett
^^ – With Father Time
$ – Al Green Cover
$$ – Aerosmith cover
$$$ – Tommy James & the Shondells cover


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