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Scott Avett performs new song at ‘A Chef’s Life’ season premiere screening

Season 4 premiere of A Chef’s Life supports Lomax Incubator Farm 

By Cameron Lee

Last night in a charming little theater in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers surprised attendees at the season 4 premiere of A Chef’s Life with a new song that has a lot of fans buzzing today.

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Scott Avett and chef Vivian Howard at Gem Theatre post ‘A Chef’s Life’ season 4 premiere screening event.

A Chef’s Life, the popular documentary style PBS TV show kicked off season 4 with an episode called “Onions and Avetts” hosting a day party at Veteran’s Park followed by a screening at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, North Carolina benefiting Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm.

The Daytime Emmy Award winning show documents the life of Chef Vivian Howard and husband, Ben Knight in their adventures operating a chef and ingredient driven restaurant in Kinston, North Carolina called Chef & the Farmer.

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Lines around the block at the historic Gem Theatre in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Daniel Coston

In the season 4 premiere, Howard visits the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm in Concord, North Carolina to discuss their mission and the importance of young farmers and cultivating sustainable farming practices for future generations. Howard prepares a charity dinner in the episode benefiting Lomax Incubator Farm with a special appearance by Scott Avett, who is a huge advocate for the non-profit.

The season 4 premiere party was an all-day celebration of farmers, friends and music with performances by David Childers, Jim Avett and Shirlette Ammons. During the pre-party, the North Carolina BBQ legend, Sam Jones even prepared a whole hog served with refreshing local beer and sides galore.

After the screening, Avett fans were gleefully surprised with a special acoustic performance by Scott Avett. He played three songs, two of which were “A Father’s First Spring” and “Murder in the City.” It’s the first song that has tons of Avett fans buzzing this morning because it has never been performed live to an audience. Here is an exclusive clip of the new song performed by Scott Avett.

It was also announced this morning that The Avett Brothers will be returning their New Year’s Eve tradition to Charlotte this year with a concert on December 31.

Learn more about A Chef’s Life and Lomax Incubator Farm.

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