Avett Brothers, Wilmington native among NC Music Hall of Fame class


The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced its 2016 inductees, and the Avett Brothers from Concord were one of eight acts on the list, along with a Wilmington native.

The folk rock/bluegrass band is set to perform at the Azalea Festival this spring.

Other inductees include:

  • Band of Oz – popular pioneer Beach music band, from Raleigh
  • Chuck Brown (deceased) – funk guitarist known as the “Godfather of Go-go,” from Gaston
  • Rhiannon Giddens & The Carolina Chocolate Drops – Grammy award winning old time string band, from Greensboro and Durham
  • Percy Heath (deceased) – jazz musician/bassist and member of the Modern Jazz Quartet, born in Wilmington
  • David Holt – Grammy Award winning folk musician & story teller who appears regularly on PBS television, from Asheville
  • Kellie Pickler – country vocalist and American Idol contestant, born in Albemarle
  • Ron Tyson – longtime member of the Temptations, from Monroe

The induction ceremony into the hall of fame will be held in Kannapolis in October. Tickets go on sale early this summer.

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