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Concord NC, United States (2000 – present)

The Avett Brothers are a non-traditional bluegrass band that originated in Concord, North Carolina. The two brothers, Seth Avett and Scott Avett, formed the group in 2000 after the breakup of the former rock band, Nemo, adding a third member, Bob Crawford. More recently, they have been joined by cellist Joe Kwon. The Avett Brothers combine old-time country, bluegrass, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk and ragtime to produce a sound described by the Washington Post as “post civil-war modern rock”, or by other reviewers as “grungegrass”. For a long time the group eschewed labels, feeling that “none would do the music justice.” Ironically, the Avetts signed to Columbia Records on Independence Day 2008 to record their fifth album with acclaimed producer Rick Rubin. It’s simply left up to each person to extract his or her own account from the Avetts’ music.”

Their live performances, generally at smaller venues, showcase their use of three-part harmony and southern rock feel, and are admired for being intense, energetic, and soulful. The Avetts have been picking up steam opening for Dave Matthews Band and playing SXSW and Newport Folk Festival.


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  • pridebay

    Best thing i've ever heard, love them!

    1 Aug 11:24am Reply
  • nocturana

    Shot my arm full of so much love...

    27 Apr 4:27am Reply
  • 303factory

    I don't know anyone who can write music as catchy as this... proper get stuck in your head forever stuff. Good old fashioned fantastic song writing.

    28 Mar 3:54pm Reply
  • isitbeer30yet

    ♪♫ღ♥ Ten Thousand Words ♥ღ♫♪

    18 Mar 4:33pm Reply
  • Riff55

    They just need to be tagged as "adult contemporary" now.

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ChudleyCannons

    God, I love this band. I can't say more than that.

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Puggs

    These guys are fantastic!!!!!

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
  • pushmi-pullyu

    I'm really glad John Green mentioned them in one of his videos and thus helped me discover their amazing music :)

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • IamFlood

    Frankly, I miss the turtlenecks of the 60's folk revival. Maybe if I write these guys a letter I can save modern fashion.

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • jess502

    Even if they've watered down some in the last few years, when you look at what they have produced, it's a pretty awesome collection. I will always love and respect their songwriting. Hoping to catch the NYE show!

    14 Sep 2013 Reply

    Thank you, karmapolice41, thank you.

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Riff55

    Evolve, devolve...whatever.

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • karmapolice41

    the new song sounds more like their old sound than anything on their last album, try not to be so negative. there are literally no bands as good as the avetts that are going to sound the same for longer than 3-4 albums. if you like the old sound, listen to the albums, there's plenty to listen to. why do people insist on bitching about every band not sounding the same for their entire careers. they are artists, artists evolve. cripes.

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Riff55

    Based on the new song, it appears the old sound is dead....

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Brandinian

    Hey everyone! I'm a huge Avett fan, and my band has been inspired so much by their sound. I actually even have an Avett tattoo, haha. We just released our first single, and I'd really appreciate you checking it out! Thank you!

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
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    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • TronMoney

    Seems like The Carpenter has been pretty polarizing according to the comments. Gotta say I'm on the side that loves the new album :D. Sure it's a bit "less energetic", but all albums can't be the same or that'd be boring. Tracks I Never Knew You and Live and Die are great!

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • illiilliiil

    carpenter pretty much sucks balls compared to everything else they've put out

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • myseno

    Been jamming to Live and Die :D

    25 Dec 2012 Reply
  • davidwhoward

    Just got carpenter on vinyl. I am happy! My wife and I got our pre-sale tickets for the Feb. 14th show in Ft. Wayne, IN. We are very happy!

    20 Dec 2012 Reply
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