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Avett Brothers score highest debut

Thursday, July 31, 2008 – The Avett Brothers scored their highest debut ever on the Billboard charts with their new EP "The Second Gleam." The EP debuted at number 82 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart this week. Released on July 22, 2008, the songs were recorded acoustically by Scott and Seth Avett. The band actually is typically a trio. The Second Gleam EP is the ninth studio release since 2000 from this band, which usually mines a bluegrass-based raucous sound.

The Avetts recently signed with American/SonyBMG with label head Rick Rubin producing.

The band has maintained a heavy touring schedule. Last Saturday, July 26, the Avett Brothers played to a sold-out, crowd of more than 7,000 people at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C.

Tour dates are:
July 31 Edgartown, MA Outerlands
Aug. 1 Blue Hill, ME Shangri-La Music Festival
Aug. 2 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
Aug. 3 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
Aug. 17 Jackson Hole, WY Jackson Hole Music Festival
Aug. 19 Steamboat Springs, CO Strings Music Pavilion
Aug. 20 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Aug. 22 Boise, ID Big Easy Concert House
Aug. 24 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 27 Seattle, WA Woodland Park Zoo
Aug. 28 Jacksonville, OR Britt Festival
Aug. 30 Camp Mather, CA Strawberry Music Festival
Sept. 5 Memphis, TN Delta Fair & Music Festival
Sept. 6 Carbondale, IL Copper Dragon
Sept. 7 Urbana, IL The Canopy Club
Sept. 10 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
Sept. 11 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Sept. 12 Ozark, AR Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival
Sept. 14 Morrison, CO Monolith Festival
Sept. 16 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
Sept. 19 Roanoke, VA Jefferson Center - Shaftman Performance Hall
Sept. 20 Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavilion
Sept. 21 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Sept. 25 Tuscaloosa, AL The Jupiter
Sept. 26 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
Sept. 27 Louisville, KY Coyote's Music & Dance Hall
Oct. 2 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
Oct. 3 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
Oct. 31 Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 1 Greenville, SC Peace Center
Nov. 6-7 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre

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True Sadness CD review - True Sadness
The Avett Brothers shows oftentimes offer some of the best bluegrass-inspired instrumental music around as brothers Seth and Scott surround themselves with highly skilled players. Albums, on the other hand, can sometimes be a significantly different matter. Songs on the new "True Sadness," for instance, reveal this act's well-developed introspective side. Sonically, "True Sadness" finds the group exploring beyond its rootsy, Americana expectations. »»»
The Carpenter CD review - The Carpenter
If songs give us glimpses into the songwriter's soul, then love and death weigh heavy on the minds of Scott and Seth Avett, the primary pens behind the music of The Avett Brothers. The evidence is written all over the 12 songs on the North Carolina-based trio's latest album "The Carpenter." Death plays a prominent role in The Once And Future Carpenter, the lead-off track, which offers an unconcerned look at the inevitable end of life with lines like: "And when the black »»»
Live, Volume 3 CD review - Live, Volume 3
There's no mystery to what The Avett Brothers sound like live because "Live, Volume 3" already represents the brothers' third official concert recording. Captured in Charlotte, N.C. in August 2009, right there in the guys' home state, these 16 songs touch upon the unusually wide range of emotions and styles covered by The Avett Brothers. You can hear a bit of the act's punk roots on Talk on Indolence, where vocals are shouted at one point, much more than sung. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on – Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band. Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
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