Avett Brothers added to 2013 MerleFest lineup

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UPDATE (1/2/13): The Avett Brothers have been added to the Sunday lineup for Merlefest.

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The 26th annual MerleFest, scheduled for April 25-28, 2013, on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C., announced its initial lineup including special remembrances of the late Doc Watson by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and an all-star tribute assembled by Sam Bush.

The four-day festival, which is known for its unique mix of traditional and roots-oriented music, will celebrate the life and music of Watson, who died on May 29, 2012.

Other performers announced include the Charlie Daniels Band, Chatham County Line, Delta Rae, Donna the Buffalo, Jerry Douglas, The Greencards, Eilen Jewell, Jim Lauderdale, Tift Merritt and Charlotte's The New Familiars and Jim Avett. You can find the full lineup here.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. online at www.merlefest.org or by calling 800-343-7857.

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