Concert preview: Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield pay stirring tribute to late Elliott Smith

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The Avett Brothers have frequently been lumped with Mumford & Sons; the two folk-rock revivalists backed Bob Dylan on the Grammys in 2011, and both have names that could pass for trendy Brooklyn barbershops. But Seth Avett’s recent collaboration with Ohio-born singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield, Seth Avett &Jessica LeaMayfield Sing Elliott Smith, should appeal to even the banjo averse, with the two singers delivering sweet, reverential versions of songs spanning the entirety of the late-musician’s career.

Photo by Crackerfarm

Southern Theatre

8 p.m. Wednesday, March 18

21 E. Main St., Downtown