"True Sadness" available now!
If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, and if you're lucky, their laughter. If you're almost anywhere in America , you'll hear something different, something special, something you recognize but haven't heard in a long time. It is the sound of a real celebration.
It is not New Year's, and it is not a political convention. It is neither a prime time game-show, nor a music video countdown, bloated with fame and sponsorship. What you are hearing is the love for a music. It is the unbridled outcry of support for a song that sings to the heart, that dances with the soul. The jubilation is in the theaters, the bars, the music clubs, the festivals. The love is for a band.
The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.
They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and when they play, the common man can break the mirrors and blow the smoke away, so that all that's left behind is the unwavering beauty of the songs. That's the commotion, that's the celebration, and wherever The Avett Brothers are tonight, that's what you'll find.
JUST ANNOUNCED - Halloween weekend shows in Asheville and New Year's Eve in Raleigh!
October 27 & 28: Asheville, NC - ExploreAsheville.com Arena/U.S. Cellular Center
December 31: Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
Fan club pre-sale for all 3 dates starts Tuesday, May 16 at noon local time. Sign up here: theavettbrothers.com/guild
For the New Year's Eve show, we have once again teamed up with CID Entertainment to offer Perfect Space VIP Experiences and Pretty Girl from Raleigh Travel Packages. We will also be running our Avett Guild fan club pre-sale. Both CID VIP/travel package pre-sale and fan club pre-sale will begin on Tuesday, May 16th at noon local time. Details on VIP/travel packages can be found here: http://bit.ly/ABNYE_VIP17
If you are traveling from out of town but do not wish to purchase a travel package, you can book a hotel room through our accommodations partner, Curadora: http://bit.ly/2psHPZp
Live 📷 taken from 2014 show at ExploreAsheville.com Arena and used courtesy of ExploreAsheville.com Arena.
We are looking forward to 3 SOLD OUT nights at The Capitol Theatre. Event posters by Zeb Love. Each one will be available its respective night (no uncut sets).
We're performing at Pilgrimage Music Festival on Saturday, September 23. Single Day passes go on sale this Friday (May 12) at 10am CT at pilgrimagefestival.com/tickets.
August 15: Flagstaff, AZ - Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park
October 5: Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino and Hotel - Stir Cove
October 6: Cedar Rapids, IA - Paramount Theatre - Cedar Rapids
October 7: St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena
Fan club pre-sale starts Tuesday, May 9 at noon local time.
Sign up here: theavettbrothers.com/guild
Thanks Paste Magazine for picking two of our albums for "The 100 Best Indie Folk Albums" list:
47. I and Love and You
Read the article at the link below.
pastemagazine.com No music genre is particularly easy to define, but “indie folk” is about as nebulous as they come. It also happens to roughly encapsulate many of my favorite albums. When I’m splurging on vinyl, indie folk is likelier to fill in missing albums by Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine and
Thank you, MerleFest!
Throwback to a couple years ago at MerleFest.
Here's where you can see us this year:
April 27 @ 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Watson Stage
April 28 @ 10:05 AM - 10:45 AM @ Mayes Pit (Cohn Auditorium) Bass Workshop w/Bob Crawford & guest Joel Landsberg
April 28 @ 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM @ Mayes Pit (Cohn Auditorium) Songwriting Workshop w/The Avett Brothers
April 29 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Hillside Stage: Songs of Doc Watson
April 29 @ 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM @ Mayes Pit (Cohn Auditorium) Percussion Workshop w/Mike Marsh
MerleFest event poster is by Darin Shock at State of Shock Studios. These will be available when gates open on Thursday (4/27) at 2:30pm. They will sell out quickly, so be sure to get yours early.
"For His Children and Ours" by Jim Avett and Family will also be available for purchase (CD and LP) at MerleFest.