The Avett Brothers

10:16am

Thu August 8, 2013
Song Premiere

Listen To The Avett Brothers' Latest, 'Another Is Waiting'

The Avett Brothers will release 'Magpie and the Dandelion' on Oct 15th.
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In less than a year, right on the heels in fact of the Avett Brothers' last album The Carpenter, there's new music to hear.

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12:09pm

Thu March 7, 2013
World Cafe

The Avett Brothers On World Cafe

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 10:18 am

The Avett Brothers.
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Scott and Seth Avett formed The Avett Brothers in their hometown of Concord, N.C. With an inspired mix of bluegrass, folk, pop, country and rock, the Avetts create a raw sound that can be solemn, energetic or catchy — sometimes all at the same time.

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1:49pm

Fri February 8, 2013
Monkey See

Play-By-Play: Read Along With The Grammy Awards

Originally published on Sun February 10, 2013 11:11 pm

Taylor Swift gives the opening performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday in Los Angeles.
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With the conclusion of Sunday night's ceremony, Linda Holmes and I have now live-blogged fully one-eleventh of the Grammy Awards' 55 annual incarnations. Below is our original post and an archived live blog of the telecast:

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11:19am

Sun August 26, 2012
Music Interviews

The Avett Brothers: Matters Of Life And Death

Originally published on Sun August 26, 2012 4:15 pm

The Avett Brothers are real-life siblings Scott (left) and Seth Avett (right), and bass player Bob Crawford. The band's newest album is The Carpenter.
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In 2009, The Avett Brothers became one of the surprise hits of the year. Paste Magazine considered their I and Love and You the best album of that year, calling it "an overpowering acoustic album brimming with sadness and soul."

That sadness took on new meaning recently. Bassist Bob Crawford took a temporary leave from the band to tend to his infant daughter, Hallie, after she developed a brain tumor.

Next month, The Avett Brothers release a new album, The Carpenter, which explores the delicate balance between life and death.

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6:51am

Mon June 22, 2009
Tiny Desk Concerts

The Avett Brothers: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Tue August 10, 2010 11:32 am

The Avett Brothers performing a Tiny Desk Concert.
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  • Audio Only: The Avett Brothers' Tiny Desk Concert

With all due respect to its terrific albums and kinetic, frenetic live shows, if The Avett Brothers could put on a three-song acoustic concert at every workplace in America, the band would be a world-beating colossus. For proof, take six minutes to don some headphones and listen to "Laundry Room," which opens this set at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

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