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Joe Kwon, (cello) and Mike Marsh (drums) are touring members of the band, with Kwon featured on recordings from 2007's Emotionalism and later.

Following on from Seth and Scott's former rock band Nemo, the Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the "heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.

Although they have played music together since childhood, the brothers Scott and Seth Avett truly began their partnership in the late 1990s with the merger of Seth's high school rock band, Margo, and Scott's college group, Nemo.

Seth's band Margo had released a song "Dumbfight" on a compilation album before merging with Nemo. After releasing three albums under the "Nemo" moniker, the Avetts started experimenting with acoustic music with some friends at night.

After a few street performances and get-togethers they dubbed “The Back Porch Project” or “Nemo Downstairs,” the brothers and Nemo guitarist John Twomey put together The Avett Bros., a self-titled EP, in 2000.

As Nemo fell apart, Scott and Seth continued to write acoustic music together. With the early 2002 addition of stand-up bassist Bob Crawford, formerly of The Memphis Quick 50, the band released their first full length album Country Was.

The Avett Brothers set out on a self-booked tour to promote the new album and in late 2002 began preparations for a follow-up.

After releasing a live record of originals and covers titled Live at the Double Door Inn, the brothers settled down to compile a new full length album.

During this time, the band began a partnership with Dolph Ramseur, a local label owner who had been impressed by the group's live show and original material.

After 70 hours in the studio, 2003's A Carolina Jubilee became the band's first release on Ramseur Records. The new album encompassed not only the band's intensity but also its refined sound.

In 2004, The Avett Brothers released their next album, titled Mignonette.

The new CD featured polished harmonies, introspective lyrics and a sense of dedication that pushed the band to new heights. Live, Vol. 2 followed in 2005 and spanned material from their career up to that point.

In early 2006 they released Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions to much acclaim. During extensive touring in support of the album, Scott and Seth Avett produced The Gleam, an EP of intimate, stripped-down recordings which was released in September of that year.

The band released Emotionalism on May 15, 2007. It debuted at the top of the Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums chart, No. 134 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 13 on the Independent Artist Chart.

In support of the album, the band made their national television debut on May 12 on Late Night with Conan O'Brien where they performed "Paranoia in B-Flat Major."

Emotionalism marked the first appearance of cellist Joe Kwon, who has since become a full-time touring and recording member of the band.

On November 1, 2007 The Avett Brothers won the Americana Music Association Duo/Group of the Year and New/Emerging Artist of the Year awards.

In the spring of 2008 the band announced that their newest EP, The Second Gleam, would be released on July 22.

Later in 2008, the band announced they had chosen Rick Rubin to produce their next album and were now signed to his American Recordings label.

From September 8 to October 8, 2009, the Avett Brothers released 13 short videos describing their music and fans in anticipation of their upcoming album, I and Love and You.

The videos include clips from past concerts, fan interviews and interviews with the members of the band.

The Avett Brothers were named "the Artist to Watch of 2009" by Rolling Stone magazine.

I and Love and You was released on September 29, 2009 and peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 best selling albums, No. 8 in best selling digital albums, No. 7 in rock albums, and No. 1 in folk albums.

In the wake of the album's release, the Avett Brothers made the rounds on late-night TV, including appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman,The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

On January 21, 2010, the band was featured on the long-running PBS series Austin City Limits.

In the fall of 2010 the band released their first DVD, Live, Volume 3. Also released on CD, the performance was recorded the previous year during the band's homecoming concert at Charlotte, NC's Bojangles Coliseum.

The Avett Brothers appeared on the 53rd Grammy Awards in 2011, playing "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise" before joining Mumford and Sons and Bob Dylan for a performance of "Maggie's Farm."

In early 2011 the band returned to the studio to begin working on the followup to I and Love and You, for a release 2012, produced again by Rick Rubin. "We've recorded 24 songs, and there's plenty more where that came from," said singer Scott Avett (as quoted in June 2011 Rolling Stone magazine).

A song expected to appear on the album is "The Once and Future Carpenter", which the band debuted at their New Year's Eve set of shows in Asheville, NC in late 2010.

"We've been very fortunate to meet a friend like Rick" says Avett. "It's been a real good, natural process."

On June 26, 2012 The Avett Brothers released a preview on NPRmusic of the single, slated for July 3, 2012, "Live and Die". With this they announced they would release their sixth album The Carpenter on September 11, 2012.

It debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Top 200. The Carpenter was nominated for Best Americana Album Grammy (55th annual).

On June 12, 2013 The Avett Brothers announced the followup companion to The Carpenter, to be released in the fall of 2013.

On July 27th at the Newport Folk Festival, The Avett Brothers announced that this new album would be called Magpie and the Dandelion and would be released in October of 2013.

On August 8, 2013 The Avett Brothers announced via NPR that their new album Magpie and the Dandelion would be released on October 15, 2013, and premiered their new single "Another is Waiting."

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Joe Kwon, (cello) and Mike Marsh (drums) are touring members of the band, with Kwon featured on recordings from 2007's Emotionalism and later.

Following on from Seth and Scott's former rock band Nemo, the Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the "heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.

Although they have played music together since childhood, the brothers Scott and Seth Avett truly began their partnership in the late 1990s with the merger of Seth's high school rock band, Margo, and Scott's college group, Nemo.

Seth's band Margo had released a song "Dumbfight" on a compilation album before merging with Nemo. After releasing three albums under the "Nemo" moniker, the Avetts started experimenting with acoustic music with some friends at night.

After a few street performances and get-togethers they dubbed “The Back Porch Project” or “Nemo Downstairs,” the brothers and Nemo guitarist John Twomey put together The Avett Bros., a self-titled EP, in 2000.

As Nemo fell apart, Scott and Seth continued to write acoustic music together. With the early 2002 addition of stand-up bassist Bob Crawford, formerly of The Memphis Quick 50, the band released their first full length album Country Was.

The Avett Brothers set out on a self-booked tour to promote the new album and in late 2002 began preparations for a follow-up.

After releasing a live record of originals and covers titled Live at the Double Door Inn, the brothers settled down to compile a new full length album.

During this time, the band began a partnership with Dolph Ramseur, a local label owner who had been impressed by the group's live show and original material.

After 70 hours in the studio, 2003's A Carolina Jubilee became the band's first release on Ramseur Records. The new album encompassed not only the band's intensity but also its refined sound.

In 2004, The Avett Brothers released their next album, titled Mignonette.

The new CD featured polished harmonies, introspective lyrics and a sense of dedication that pushed the band to new heights. Live, Vol. 2 followed in 2005 and spanned material from their career up to that point.

In early 2006 they released Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions to much acclaim. During extensive touring in support of the album, Scott and Seth Avett produced The Gleam, an EP of intimate, stripped-down recordings which was released in September of that year.

The band released Emotionalism on May 15, 2007. It debuted at the top of the Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums chart, No. 134 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 13 on the Independent Artist Chart.

In support of the album, the band made their national television debut on May 12 on Late Night with Conan O'Brien where they performed "Paranoia in B-Flat Major."

Emotionalism marked the first appearance of cellist Joe Kwon, who has since become a full-time touring and recording member of the band.

On November 1, 2007 The Avett Brothers won the Americana Music Association Duo/Group of the Year and New/Emerging Artist of the Year awards.

In the spring of 2008 the band announced that their newest EP, The Second Gleam, would be released on July 22.

Later in 2008, the band announced they had chosen Rick Rubin to produce their next album and were now signed to his American Recordings label.

From September 8 to October 8, 2009, the Avett Brothers released 13 short videos describing their music and fans in anticipation of their upcoming album, I and Love and You.

The videos include clips from past concerts, fan interviews and interviews with the members of the band.

The Avett Brothers were named "the Artist to Watch of 2009" by Rolling Stone magazine.

I and Love and You was released on September 29, 2009 and peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 best selling albums, No. 8 in best selling digital albums, No. 7 in rock albums, and No. 1 in folk albums.

In the wake of the album's release, the Avett Brothers made the rounds on late-night TV, including appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman,The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

On January 21, 2010, the band was featured on the long-running PBS series Austin City Limits.

In the fall of 2010 the band released their first DVD, Live, Volume 3. Also released on CD, the performance was recorded the previous year during the band's homecoming concert at Charlotte, NC's Bojangles Coliseum.

The Avett Brothers appeared on the 53rd Grammy Awards in 2011, playing "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise" before joining Mumford and Sons and Bob Dylan for a performance of "Maggie's Farm."

In early 2011 the band returned to the studio to begin working on the followup to I and Love and You, for a release 2012, produced again by Rick Rubin. "We've recorded 24 songs, and there's plenty more where that came from," said singer Scott Avett (as quoted in June 2011 Rolling Stone magazine).

A song expected to appear on the album is "The Once and Future Carpenter", which the band debuted at their New Year's Eve set of shows in Asheville, NC in late 2010.

"We've been very fortunate to meet a friend like Rick" says Avett. "It's been a real good, natural process."

On June 26, 2012 The Avett Brothers released a preview on NPRmusic of the single, slated for July 3, 2012, "Live and Die". With this they announced they would release their sixth album The Carpenter on September 11, 2012.

It debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Top 200. The Carpenter was nominated for Best Americana Album Grammy (55th annual).

On June 12, 2013 The Avett Brothers announced the followup companion to The Carpenter, to be released in the fall of 2013.

On July 27th at the Newport Folk Festival, The Avett Brothers announced that this new album would be called Magpie and the Dandelion and would be released in October of 2013.

On August 8, 2013 The Avett Brothers announced via NPR that their new album Magpie and the Dandelion would be released on October 15, 2013, and premiered their new single "Another is Waiting."

The Avett Brothers Videos

  • The Avett Brothers: "True Sadness"
  • The Avett Brothers - Murder in the City
  • The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You

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  • How to book The Avett Brothers?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like The Avett Brothers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for The Avett Brothers, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for The Avett Brothers or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book The Avett Brothers?

    Booking fees for The Avett Brothers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire The Avett Brothers, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for The Avett Brothers?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like The Avett Brothers for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book The Avett Brothers for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent The Avett Brothers or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for The Avett Brothers or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

The Avett Brothers is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book The Avett Brothers for your event is $200,000 and above. The Avett Brothers generally travels from NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Schoolboy Q, The Lone Bellow, Neon Trees, Walk The Moon and Ra Ra Riot. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling The Avett Brothers for an upcoming event.

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