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.
Avett Brothers perform Laundry Room during The Late Show with David Letterman to promote their album I And Love And You.
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.
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.
The band releases its sixth studio recorded album, and its first with Rick Rubin at America Recordings.
A full concert is recorded at Bojangles Coliseum in the band’s hometown Charlotte, North Carolina. The album includes 17 tracks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The band releases a six track EP, produced by Ramseur Records.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
After 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.
After several months of live performances with new band member Bob Crawford, the trio releases its first studio recorded album.
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.
Scott is born in Cheyenne, Wyoming to parents Jim and Sue Avett, and welcomed by his older sister, Bonnie.