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.
Story Behind the Song: The Avett Brothers, 'New Woman's World'
"I look at it almost like a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film or something ..."
Story Behind the Song: The Avett Brothers, 'Bang Bang'
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Scott Avett Chronicles Family Life in New Art Exhibit
"The visuals that are provided through childhood, and motherhood, parenting, are enough for a life's work, really ..."
Interview: The Avett Brothers' New Album is a Study in Contrasts
Scott Avett describes the contrasting viewpoints that helped shape the Avett Brother's newest album, 'Closer Than Together.'
The Avett Brothers' 'Closer Than Together': Everything We Know
"The Avett Brothers will probably never make a sociopolitical record ... but if we did, it might sound something like this."
Go Behind the Scenes of the Avett Brothers' 'High Steppin'' Video
Get to know the Purple Charlotte Steppers Club, the dancers behind the line-dance routine in the "High Steppin'" music video.
Bonnaroo 2019: See Maren Morris, the Avett Brothers + More
Bonnaroo 2019 ran June 13-16 in Manchester, Tenn.
News Roundup: Carrie Underwood to Play Glastonbury Fest + More
What a show this will be!
Hear the Avett Brothers’ Cheerful New ‘Sun, Flood or Drought’
Oh yeah, and the video for the song has ADORABLE farm animals.
Avett Brothers' Scott Avett Plans Solo Visual Art Exhibit in N.C.
The exhibit opens in October!