Avett Brothers

Avett Brothers19 posts
14 May, 2014

Best Group nomination


The band is nominated for the Best Duo/Group of 2014 award, to be presented at  The Americana Honors & Awards ceremony. The event will be held in the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on September 17, 2014.

13 Oct, 2013

Magpie and the Dandelion

The band releases their eighth studio album, produced by Rick Rubin. Scott explains what set the tone and style of the album:

I guess we were just entering times in our lives where that inward thinking and that inward journey—some would call it spiritual, some would call it whatever they want to call it—I think we were entering that part of our lives as a band.

11 Sep, 2012

The Carpenter

ab_the_carpenterThe band releases its seventh full length studio album. ‘The album, the second produced by Rubin, is voted by Rolling Stone Magazine as #41 of the 50 best albums of 2012. Rubin says:

The Avett Brothers transcend any genre… the band’s songs are influenced by bluegrass, country, folk, and even punk.

1 Feb, 2011

Second album in the making

The band is working on a second album with producer Rick Rubin. Testing out new songs during live performances, the band has no set time frame or schedule for work in the studio.  Scott hopes to have a finished product by the middle of the year, and envisions recording up to 25 songs at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, N.C. before choosing which ones will ultimately appear on the album.

If we only make it to 13, which is where we’re at now, and that’s the end of it, that’s OK, too.

15 Sep, 2009

I and Love and You

i-and-love-and-youThe band releases its sixth studio recorded album, and its first with Rick Rubin at America Recordings.

8 Aug, 2009

Live, Volume 3

ab_live-vol-3A full concert is recorded at Bojangles Coliseum in the band’s hometown Charlotte, North Carolina. The album  includes 17 tracks.

22 Jul, 2008

The Second Gleam

ab_second-gleamThe band releases an EP that includes eight tracks on downloaded and vinyl productions, but only eight on the CD disc.Scott Avett says:

We’ve seen a lot of temporary, disposable, plastic music in the mainstream. When the public becomes over-saturated with that, it’s very pleasing to the ear to hear something more simple and human and with less libido, like someone’s just talking to you.

7 Jul, 2008

Sign to American Records


The band signs a recording contract with American Records, a division of Sony BMG/ Columbia. They will work with producer Rick Rubin, who for over two decades has produced albums for the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, and Tom Petty – among others.

1 Nov, 2007

Americana awards

The Avett Brothers win two awards at the Americana Music Association ceremony in Nashville: Duo/Group of the Year and New/Emerging Artist of the Year. Executive Director of the Association, Jed Hilly, explains to Bloomberg Radio what Americana music is:

Americana is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw.

15 Mar, 2007


EmotionalismThe band releases its fourth studio recorded album under the Ranseur label, and draws the attention of producer Rick Rubin. Rubin said about his decision to subsequently offer the band a contract:

As so on as I heard the depth in their singing and songwriting I was in for the ride. It’s unusual to hear such openhearted personal sentiment from young artists today.

19 Sep, 2006

The Gleam

the gleamThe band releases a six track EP, produced by Ramseur Records.

6 Feb, 2006

Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions

four_thieves_goneThe band releases its fourth studio recording, produced by Ramseur Records. The album is recorded in a home-made studio, as described in the liner notes on the album cover:

The songs herein are the result of two weeks spent in the very western part of North Carolina. In a house by a lake, we spent our days and nights realizing and recording these, our most current chapter of songs. We made the building our studio; piano by the sliding glass doors, drums in the dining room, cables on the carpet, microphones from the ceiling. We found the feeling there and we hope and believe that you will hear it. Of the 31 tracks recorded, 17 appear on the album.

17 May, 2005

Live, Volume 2

ab_live-vol-2The band releases a live album that includes fourteen tracks recorded at a sold-out November 22, 2003 performance at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Neighborhood Theater. Three more live tracks from a July 16, 2004 concert, are added at the end of the disc. In this clip, the band performs Love Like the Movies on a live radio show, just three months before recording it for the album.

Avett Brothers - Love Like The Movies / A Lot Of Movin' - Woodsongs #269 part 2


27 Jul, 2004


mignonetteThe band releases its third studio album, produced by Ramseur. The album is named after a British yacht that sunk in a storm in 1884. The three surviving crew members killed and ate the only other survivor of the disaster – a seventeen year old cabin boy. The album includes 20 tracks, and plays for a total of 74 minutes.

19 Aug, 2003

A Carolina Jubilee

CarolinajubileeAfter performing their newest songs during a road tour in the summer of 2002, the band releases is second studio recorded album, produced by Ramseur Records.

21 Jan, 2002

Country Was

Country WasAfter several months of live performances with new band member Bob Crawford, the trio releases its first studio recorded album.


Band formation

Band Formed

The band is formed  by brothers  Scott Avett (banjoist/vocalist) and  Seth Avett (guitarist/vocalist), with the addition of stand up bass player Bob Crawford. The band is originally called Nemo Back Porch Project, and is a purely acoustic combo.


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