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Avett Brothers member forms side group

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 – Over Mountain Men, a group including Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers and David Childers, will release their full-length debut CD, "Glorious Day," in early 2010 in Ramseur Records.

Crawford plays bass for The Avett Brothers, while Childers is a Charlotte, N.C.-based singer/songwriter. Guitarist Randy Saxon and drummer/percussionist Robert Childers, both formerly of David Childers and The Modern Don Juans, also are in the band.

The CD features nine original songs written by Crawford, Childers, Saxon and Childers. The CD includes the song Angola, which is featured in the award-winning documentary "Six Seconds of Freedom," an indie film about the famous prison rodeo at Angola Prison in Louisiana. A video with footage from the film is currently on YouTube.

The songs were recorded primarily at Old House Studios, Gastonia, N.C. Additional songs were recorded at The Grange, Greenville, N.C, and the Milestone Club, in Charlotte.

Crawford, a long-time fan of Childers, said, "David Childers belongs in the pantheon of great North Carolina songwriters. I am honored to work alongside him. He is a great friend, a great thinker, and a great man. I like to think of him as the sage of Mount Holly; a true North Carolina treasure."

Over Mountain Men will play shows in support of the release.

The Avetts had been on Ramseur until their latest album, "I and Love and You."

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