It’s been a consistent steady climb for North Carolina’s the Avett Brothers, the folk/bluegrass project formed by brothers Scott Avett and Seth Avett.
After breaking through with their 2007 album, Emotionalism, the Avett Brothers garnered the attention of GRAMMY-winning producer Rick Rubin, who signed the band to his American Recordings label. Rubin produced 2009’s I And Love And You, which peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200. In 2011 the group made an impressive debut on the GRAMMY stage, performing with Bob Dylan and Mumford & Sons on the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.
Rubin returned to the fold to produce The Carpenter, the Avett Brothers’ new album due Sept. 11. The album features 12 tracks, including the opening ballad “The Once and Future Carpenter” and the first single “Live And Die.”