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Avetts sign with American/Columbia

Monday, July 7, 2008 – The Avett Brothers are recording a new album with Rick Rubin producing with the music to be released on American/Columbia. The Avetts, who have done well on their own and won two Americana Music Association awards last year, had been on Ramseur Records in North Carolina.

"The recording process has been, and will no doubt continue to be, an experience defined by heightened levels of commitment and conviction," the Avetts said on their web site. "It is our distinct pleasure and honor to be in such fine company as we build and bring this most current chapter of songs to fruition." Rubin is the head of Columbia Records.

The Avetts, a trio, said they "just completed and signed" a record deal. "It is our sincere hope, in regard to this news, that our ongoing relationship with Ramseur Records is understood. There have not been and will be no hard feelings or abandon-based resentment from either party involved. The Avett and Ramseur camps remain strongly and truthfully connected, both personally and professionally. There has been no change in these matters through this momentous transition."

"For all of you who have gone to such great lengths to show your appreciation, we continue in our most sincere efforts to return the sentiment. The music would go nowhere without you. Our hearts and our minds are on the recording of this next album, and we look forward with great anticipation to sharing it with you all."

No word on when the CD would be released.

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