The Avett Brothers Dust Off ‘Shady Grove’ In Florida

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The Avett Brothers closed out a two-night stand at the Key West Amphitheater in Key West, Florida on Saturday night. The Americana act offered up a 25-song performance that saw them bust out their take on the traditional song “Shady Grove.”

As they have been throughout their current run of shows the North Carolina-based band was joined by Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, who has been filing in for fiddle player Tania Elizabeth who is expecting a child and is taking time off the road. With Secor in the mix, The Avetts have been leaning in on their acoustic string band side. The night got going with the bluegrass instrumental “Black Mountain Rag.” The band would then focus their efforts on material from early in their career next looking to tunes from Mignonette, Emotionalism and Four Thieves Gone.

Around the midway point of their main set Seth and Scott Avett along with bassist Bob Crawford and Secor gathered around a single mic as they busted their take on “Shady Grove.” It was the first time the old folk tune had been played since April of last year and just the fourth time since it was put on the shelf in 2013. Later in the evening, The Avetts would look to another traditional as they served up “Just A Closer Walk With Thee,” playing the gospel-tinged tune for the seventh time since 2014. Along with a selection of deeper cuts the band delivered takes on setlist staples the likes of “Kick Drum Heart,” “Morning Song,” “Vanity,” “The Ballad Of Love And Hate” and “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise.” Watch a series of videos captured by DCRANGERFAN below:

Shady Grove

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Harder Worker

I Wish I Was

Thank God I’m A Country Boy

Setlist

The Avett Brothers at Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront

  • Black Mountain Rag  
  • At the Beach
  • Talk on Indolence
  • Distraction #74
  • Paranoia in B-Flat Major
  • February Seven
  • Ain't No Man
  • I Wish I Was
  • Shady Grove  
  • Hard Worker
  • Rejects in the Attic
  • Pretend Love
  • Vanity
  • Kick Drum Heart
  • Orion's Belt
  • Morning Song
  • The Ballad of Love and Hate
  • Just a Closer Walk With Thee  
  • Will You Return?
  • Trouble Letting Go
  • Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise
  • Life
Encore
  • Thank God I'm a Country Boy  
  • Lucky Stranger  
  • No Hard Feelings

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