The Avett Brothers group is made up of Scott Avett (plays the banjo), Seth Avett (plays the guitar), Bob Crawford (plays the stand-up bass), and Joe Kwon (plays the cello) when on tour. It seems a little unusual for this mixture of instruments to have such a large and still growing following, but the music and mixture of genres should speak for itself. The San Francisco Chronicle describes The Avett Brothers as, “heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.”
The Avett Brothers have 13 albums, with their debut self-titled album released in 2000. Their latest album released in 2009, I and Love and You, reached number 16 on the Billboard 200. Their two previous albums Emotionalism and The Second Gleam were both on the Billboard 200 as well. From these albums, the Avett Brothers have had popular songs like “I And Love And You”, “Paranoia in B Major”, “Love Like The Movies”, “Denouncing November Blue (Uneasy Writer)”, and “Jenny and the Summer Day”.