The Avett Brothers Details
Scott and Seth Avett are brothers who were raised in Concord, North Carolina and born with an innate love for music. Growing up on a small farm, the boys received piano lessons from a woman named Karen, guitar lessons from a man named Nelson, and banjo lessons from a man named Ned. They took their newfound skills and started recorded songs on cassette tapes at a young age. Eventually, as they got older, the brothers formed a band called “Nemo”. From street performances to small gatherings, the Avett brothers knew that music was their true calling and they’d do anything to succeed in the business.
In 2001, after their band had broken up, Bob Crawford joined the Avetts and, together, they released their first full-length country album, “Country Was”. From there, the band continued to grow – in both popularity and size. Their album, “A Carolina Jubilee”, was released in 2003 and, just one year later, they came out with their third album, “Mignonette”. Three years later, cellist and vocalist, Joe Kwon, joined the band as a permanent member. Mike Marsh and Tania Elizabeth are also touring members of the band.
Since their earlier days, the Avett Brothers have released a number of other successful albums, including “True Sadness”, “The Carpenter”, and “Emotionalism”. The band's major label debut, “I And Love And You”, was released in 2009 and peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200.
Their most popular video on YouTube remains, “Murder in the City”, with over 3.5 million views. The brothers keep in touch with fans through their Instagram account (@theavettbrothers) and they often announce tour dates and other fun information via Twitter.
Traveling from state to state, these brothers always seem to be on the road, connecting with their fan base and playing music that speaks to their souls. The Avett Brothers have also appeared on a variety of popular shows, including “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Today Show”.
HBO also released a documentary that took over two years to film and produce called, “May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers”. The documentary gives fans an insider’s look into the inspirational lives of the Avett Brothers.
The Avett Brothers’ Setlist
With nine studio albums and a career that spans over a decade, the Avett Brothers have produced some incredible music. Below are a few of their most popular songs:
- "I and Love and You"
- "Murder in the City"
- "Morning Song"
- "January Wedding"
- "Live and Die"
- "Ain’t No Man"
- "No Hard Feelings"
- "Another Is Waiting"
Hit after hit, these songs tap into the country roots that have served this band so well.
The Avett Brothers’ Concert
So, what’s it like to see this crew in concerts and at festivals? It’s quite the musical experience! The stage is filled with instruments ranging from the banjo and cello to the violin and drums. From their more funky songs like “Ain’t No Man” to their sit-down strummers like “Make Me a Pallet on the Floor,” each show is diverse, fun, and a country lover’s dream.