Junior Astronomers

Big Fish: When Local Bands Go National

Nov 7, 2012

The Avett Brothers’ career arc can be traced by their live albums. In 2002, they recorded a set at the Double Door Inn; by 2010’s third live volume, they were playing Bojangles’ Coliseum. The band’s meteoric success, built on the nearly worn-out “one fan at a time” credo of their manager Dolph Ramseur, has moved the Concord-based act — now a quintet — from a fiercely beloved local darling to one of the nation’s biggest draws.