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J.E. Broyhill Civic Center Presents
the Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase featuring Jim Avett.

Jim Avett

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center will host the 16th Annual Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the music of Hudson native, Jim Avett.

Avett is a 1965 Hudson High graduate. His father was the minister at Hudson First Methodist Church. Avett married a local girl and then traveled the United States as a welder and rancher, eventually settling in Concord, N.C. Along the way, he and wife, Susie, raised three children Bonnie, Scott and Seth. Scott and Seth play music of their own as the critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated “The Avett Brothers.” Jim is now retired and enjoys playing music and telling his story.

Joining Avett will be Mitchell Clark and Masten Cloer. Mitch and Masten are well known in the area and have performed together for more than 20 years.

Jaret Carter and his band Groove Bucket will be also be featured this year. The band plays music heavily influenced by blues and jazz and includes June Annas, bass; L.A. Freeman, drums; Kurt Benfield, vocals; and Joe Holland, keyboards.

Special guests are Carolina Ray Whisnant, Cecil Palmer and Roger Ledford. The show will also feature local favorite Strictly Clean and Decent.

The Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase is supported by Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Caldwell County television, Foothills Radio Group and the Caldwell Arts Council.

The show is set for Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for CCC&TI students with a valid student ID. For more information or for tickets, call the Civic Center Box Office at 828-726-2407 or visit