begin another new era of folk with their seventh full-length album,
and first for American Recordings/Republic Records, The Carpenter.
Produced by the legendary Rick Rubin and recorded in North Carolina and Malibu, it’s
an artful distillation of classic homegrown folk, rock energy, bluegrass soul and pop
charm. In 2009, the group made mainstream waves with their lauded major label
debut, I and Love and You. It landed at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnered
unanimous critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Paste, New York Times, Los Angeles
Times, and Time, who even dubbed it one of Top 10 albums of the year. In addition to
touring tirelessly, they gave memorable performances on the Late Show with David
Letterman, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
as well as during a feature spot on the PBS series Austin City Limits.
In 2001, banjoist Scott Avett and guitarist Seth Avett formed The Avett Brothers with
standup bass player Bob Crawford. Growing up in Concord, NC, the boys immersed
themselves in their musician dad’s record collection, falling in love with Bob Dylan,
Neil Young, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Since then, they’ve become genre stalwarts
over the course of six albums, including 2007′s acclaimed Emotionalism.
However, The Carpenter is the group’s richest and most rewarding record yet. The
next chapter for The Avett Brothers has commenced.