The Avett Brothers began in North Carolina with real-life brothers Scott and Seth Avett. The two grew up playing music together; as they got older, the brothers formed separate bands, which later merged together to form one cohesive group. The Avetts were performing an eclectic mix of bluegrass, folk, country and rock, but when they began hosting weekly guitar pulls (which began drawing larger and larger crowds), they didn’t realize that they were starting what would later become a globally successful crossover group. The Avett Brothers released their self-titled debut EP in 2000, followed by their first full-length album, ‘Country Was’, two years later; a record deal with Ramseur Records followed, under which they released three more albums, including their critically acclaimed 2004 disc, ‘Mignonette’. For the release of ‘Emotionalism’, their final album with Ramseur, in 2007, the Avett Brothers added cellist Joe Kwon as a permanent band member (bassist Bob Crawford joined in 2001). In 2009, the Avett Brothers’ career really picked up steam with the release of ‘I and Love and You’, their first project produced by Rick Rubin, on American Recordings; that record, as well as 2013’s ‘Magpie and the Dandelion’ and 2016’s ‘True Sadness’ hit No. 1 on the Billboard Folk Albums chart (2012’s ‘The Carpenter’ and 2019's 'Closer Than Together' both reached No. 2). The band was inducted into the North Carolina Hall of Fame in 2016.
The Avett Brothers' Dad Loses Guitars, Paintings in House Fire
The band's inner circle is reeling from a devastating house fire that took place just after Thanksgiving.
WATCH: The Avett Brothers Cover 'This Land Is Your Land'
Despite the division within the country, the song and its accompanying music video offer comfort and show off the diversity that makes United States great.
The Avett Brothers Are Getting 'a Lesson in Patience' in 2020
There is beauty to be found in and lessons to be learned from troubling, tough times, as the past eight months have been for many people, says Scott Avett.
The Avett Brothers Go to the Brink in 'Back Into the Light'
"Just when I surrender to my shadow / I snap out of it and step into the light / I step back into the light ..."
The Avett Brothers' 'I Go to My Heart' Makes a Promise [WATCH]
The Avett Brothers look inward, and make a promise of everlasting love, in their new song "I Go to My Heart."
The Avett Brothers Try Their Hardest in New Song 'Victory'
"Am I sad or am I sick? / What's at the root of it? / Do I throw my hands and quit? Something tells me no ..."
The Avett Brothers Announce New Album, 'The Third Gleam'
The Avett Brothers will release a brand-new album, 'The Third Gleam', in late August.