Getting Up Guide: The feeling of sound, Jim Avett, Dr. John
What are your plans tonight? The Getting Up Guide is here to help you answer that question. Here's what's happening on Monday:
The Goethe-Institut's month-long series of documentaries about music and the subtleties of how we perceive it concludes with a screening of "Touch the Sound," about the nearly-deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie's use of auxiliary senses in place of hearing.
Like the Avett Brothers? This is the Avett father. Jim Avett's rustic, folksy songs are a product of a life lived on the road, whether as an enlisted member of the United States Navy, an itinerant welder or a touring musician. With influences from Chuck Berry to the Everly Brothers, it's also proof that the apples -- sons Seth and Scott -- never fall that far from the tree.
Five years ago, New Orleans was inundated with flood waters. Native Louisianian Dr. John hasn't forgotten the anniversary, nor has he forgotten that the work to rebuild the Crescent City is far from over. There are sure to be plenty of reminders of what makes New Orleans special when Dr. John and his band, the Lower 911, perform tonight at the Birchmere.
-- Alex Baldinger and Amy Orndorff
| August 30, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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