Concord's fast-rising Avett Brothers are making a splashy debut on the Billboard 200 album-sales chart this week with their major-label debut, "I and Love and You." The album sold almost 40,000 copies in its first week to open at No. 16 on the big chart -- 66 places ahead of their previous chart peak. That's the good news.
The bad news, for those of us in Eastern North Carolina, is that it's probably going to be a while before we see them in our end of the state again. The word from management is that it will probably be 2010 before the next Avett Brothers show in the Triangle.