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Scott Avett

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Scott Yancey Avett (born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1976) is one of the lead singers and founding members of the folk-rock band, The Avett Brothers. Avett primarily plays the banjo but also plays harmonica, drums, piano, acoustic guitar and electric guitar for the band based out of Concord, North Carolina. In 2008, their album, The Second Gleam, reached the ten spot on Billboard.com’s Top Independent Albums Chart, and stayed there for three weeks. Avett is also an accomplished artist and printmaker. He owns his own gallery in Concord, North Carolina and has had his work displayed in the Envoy Gallery in New York City.

Scott Avett is the son of Susie and Jim Avett of Concord, NC. He is the middle of three children. Bonnie, the oldest, was born in 1973, and Seth, the youngest, was born in 1980. Scott was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1976. His father owns a welding business in Concord and his mother teaches school. Avett enrolled at East Carolina University with the hopes of majoring in radio broadcasting with an art minor. However, inspired by mentor Leland Wallin, Avett decided to pursue other interests and he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications in 1999 as well as a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting the following year. In 2003, Scott Avett married his wife, Sarah, who gave birth to a baby girl, Eleanor, in late October 2008.

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