As leaders of the Avett Brothers, Seth and Scott Avett have enjoyed tremendous mainstream success, particularly for musicians whose songs are rooted in traditional folk, country and bluegrass. And yet not much has changed for these siblings from Concord, N.C. Their 2009 major label debut, 'I and Love and You,' cracked the Top 20, arguably kick-starting the current folk-rock boom, but chatting with Diffuser.fm following a recent string of European tour dates, younger sibling Seth seemed reluctant to take the credit.
Like its predecessor, last year's follow-up, 'The Carpenter,' was recorded in Los Angeles with legendary producer Rick Rubin, but this time around, the brothers weren't afraid to put the down the banjos in favor of experimenting, most notably in the electric 'Paul Newman Versus the Demons.' In his conversation with Diffuser.fm, Seth discussed how fans have received 'The Carpenter' and shared his theory on why old-timey sounds are all the rage. He also extolled the benefits of being pretty and looked ahead to this year's Mountain Jam festival.
Milwaukee’s renowned Summerfest is back for another go-round, and this year's festival runs from June 26 to July 7 at the scenic Henry Maier Festival Park. More than 800 bands from all genres -- rock, country, pop, alternative, R&B reggae, etc. -- are set to perform at the 11-day bash, including the Avett Brothers, fun. and Violent Femmes.
The Avett Brothers, Dutch EDM DJ Tiesto and up-and-coming hip-hop prodigy Kendrick Lamar are the first artists announced for the 2013 edition of the Kanrocksas Music Festival, which is set for June 28-29 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. More than 30 artists from the genres of rock, electronic music and hip-hop are expected to complete the festival's bill, with more talent to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Avett Brothers are beloved, and rightfully so. The North Carolina band plays an honest-to-goodness banjo-and-cello Americana blend that is as genuine as it is good. Their faithfulness has earned them a dedicated fanbase, one eagerly awaiting ‘The Carpenter,’ the band’s sixth studio album. Diffuser.fm talked with Scott Avett about how the brothers inherited their parents’ work ethic, what it feels like to find the emotional seed of a song and how their decade-in-development documentary film is shaping up.
The Avett Brothers have been keeping the sound of Americana alive since 2000 with the release of their first EP. The Concord, N.C. band fuses bluegrass, indie folk, grunge and other genres into highly enjoyable songs that have been captivating fans for over a decade. The Avett Brothers have refined their sound over the years, which was especially evident on their major label release, 'I and Love and You.' With a new album coming out this fall, help us celebrate their success by checking out our 10 Best Avett Brothers Songs list.