The Avett Brothers Information
Hailing from Concord, North Carolina, The Avett Brothers is made up of Scott and Seth Avett. Respectively, they play the banjo and guitar and both sing. The rest of the band consists of Bob Crawford on stand-up bass, Joe Kwon on cello and Jacob Edwards on drums. Their music is a combination of bluegrass, country, rock and roll, folk and pop melodies. The band started when the two brothers merged their own individual bands together. They released their first self titled EP in 2000. Shortly after that they acquired stand-up bassist Crawford and put together 2002â€™s full length â€œCountry Wasâ€. They set out on a self-booked tour to promote the album and in late that year made plans to record a follow up.
The band followed up in 2003 with their first release on Ramseur Records titled, â€œA Carolina Jubileeâ€ and again in 2004 with â€œMignonetteâ€. After releasing a few more albums, they received critical acclaim with â€œEmotionalismâ€ released in 2007. It debuted at the top of the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart as well as on placing #134 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2009 they signed with Rick Rubinâ€™s American Recordings label and had him produce that yearâ€™s album â€œI and Love and Youâ€. The album reached #16 on the Billboard 200 best selling albums list and #1 in folk albums. To help promote this release they performed on numerous late-night TV shows and in 2010 performed for the PBS series â€œAustin City Limitsâ€.
In 2011 they performed at the Grammy Awards and joined Mumford and Sons as Bob Dylan for a performance of â€œMaggieâ€™s Farmâ€. They also announced that they would be returning to the studio to record the follow up to 2009â€™s â€œI and Love and Youâ€. Catch them touring now and performing a few choice cuts from their yet to be released album.