Scott and Seth Avett have been working hard for twelve years now, bringing their unique blend of country, bluegrass, pop, folk and rock and roll to the Bank of American Pavilion on September 16th. On the cusp of releasing a new album titled, The Carpenter, The Avett Brothers have been making music together since the early 90’s. In 2003 they released their first album, Carolina Jubilee, which gave listeners a taste of the Brothers energy that they were bringing in their live shows. From the start this albums cooks, “The Traveling Song”, the lead track off the album, makes you want to get off your chair and get down with them. The band continued to work hard, releasing both studio and live albums and in 2007 they released the album Emotionalism. It would be with this album that they would make their first television debut on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and catch the ear of legendary producer Rick Rubin. Eventually, the band signed to Rubin’s label, American Recordings and signed him on to produce their next album, I and Love and You.
To help promote the album the band released 13 videos, one for each track on the album and they performed at the 2011 Grammy Awards alongside Bob Dylan and Mumford and Sons, which helped their album climb the iTunes album charts to #4. The album is full of their unique blend of folk and bluegrass, including the interweaving of the two brothers vocals and full band harmonies. But there is also a fuller sound, the band embraces utilizing a drummer and steps out of the bluegrass feel on certain tracks. Lyrically, they have always written about contemplation and ideologies involving love with this album being no different except for it having a more somber feel. And they continue to show their growth musically with compositions such as “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise”, “Laundry Room”, and “January Wedding”.
The band also released their third live compilation titled, Live, Volume 3, this time coupled with DVD of their performance at Charlotte, NC’s Bojangles Coliseum. Recently the band has been back in the studio with Rick Rubin producing once again to record the follow up to I and Love and You. On June 29th, they announced that the title of the new album would be The Carpenter and is slated to be released on September 11th, just five days before they come to play the Pavilion. The band continues to work hard and tour extensively delivering to fans a well rooted set full of recent songs, old classics, covers and high energy performances. Be sure to catch them when they come around and get your tickets here.