North Carolina’s dearest folk-rock brothers, Scott and Seth, along with fellow bandmembers Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon, released their eighth album, Magpie and the Dandelion, in 2013. The 11-track alt-bluegrass delight ranges from country-rock jams to tearful ballads, all of which are satisfyingly backed by the band's trusty banjo. All the more reason to look forward to the group's upcoming Rick Rubin-produced album, due out this spring. For now, they're on tour; the boys' Feb. 12 show at the Fox Theater has been canceled, but you can catch them at this pre-Valentine's Day concert in Long Beach.
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