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Seth Avett, center, waits backstage at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., with his bandmates: (from left) Joe Kwon, Bob Crawford and Scott Avett. The June 20 performance was sold out.

Seth Avett, center, waits backstage at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., with his bandmates: (from left) Joe Kwon, Bob Crawford and Scott Avett. The June 20 performance was sold out.

As the 45-foot, metallic-gray bus heads northwest on Interstate 76 through Pennsylvania, no one is lying or telling the truth. Sitting on a brown leather couch in the bus' back lounge, the older of the two Avett brothers, Scott, confesses he's holding something back. For all his honesty, working-class background and cackling laughs, he's not budging beyond ambiguity: "It's a big change. We're doing a big thing here. It's the biggest thing of our lives. It's huge. We're really honored ... but I can't go into details yet." Read the full story...

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