The Avett Brothers are a band from Concord made up of two brothers, Scott and Seth Avett along with Joe Kwon and Bob Crawford. Also, Bonnie Avett-Rini, Tania Elizabeth, and Mike Marsh are touring members of the folk-rock band.
They are known for their unique blend of roots, punk, bluegrass, country, folk, and rock music.
The band released several albums, including:
- Closer Than Together (2019);
- True Sadness (2016);
- Magpie and the Dandelion (2013);
- The Carpenter (2012);
- I and Love and You (2009);
- Emotionalism (2007);
- Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions (2006);
- Mignonette (2004);
- A Carolina Jubilee (2003);
- Country Was (2002).
They were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
Note – in this article, we will only write about Scott Avett and Seth Avett.
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He was born on July 19, 1976, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA, as Scott Yancey Avett, to Jim Avett and Susan (Gleason) Avett.
Scott earned a BFA in Painting and a BA in Communications at East Carolina University.
In 2000, he went to Italy to draw and paint.
In 2002, Avett opened an art gallery in Concord, North Carolina.
From July through August 2008, his artwork was featured at the Envoy Gallery in NYC.
In addition to being the lead singer of The Avett Brothers, Scott plays percussion, drums, piano, guitar, and banjo.
In 2014, he auditioned for the lead role of James Forester in Song One.
In 2003, Scott Avett married Sarah. He met Sarah while busking on the street in Greenville.
The couple has three children, named Eleanor, Maxwell, and Luke.
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He was born on July 30, 1980, in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, as Timothy Seth Avett.
His mother is a teacher, while his father owns a welding business in Concord.
In the Avett Brothers, Seth sings and plays piano, drum kit, hi-hat, and guitar.
In January 2008, Seth Avett married Susan Kay Adkins. The two divorced in 2013.
On May 29, 2016, he married Jennifer Carpenter. Seth said in an interview: ”It feels very right, and it feels good to have the ring on my finger.”
A rep for the Avett Brothers stated: ”We can confirm Seth Avett and Jennifer Carpenter were married in North Carolina over Memorial Day weekend.”
Seth and Carpenter first met at a concert in 2009.
Note – Jennifer Carpenter is an American actress who is best known for playing Debra Morgan in the TV series Dexter. She acted in other films and TV series, including – Ex-Girlfriends, The Enemy Within, Stanistan, Gone, Robot Chicken, Seeking Justice, and The Good Wife. She was married to her former Dexter co-star, Michael C. Hall.
Seth and Jennifer welcomed their first child in May 2015. Carpenter said in a 2017 interview: ”This is the most important job they’ve ever had.” Jennifer went on to say: ”But I realize that he’s the teacher, I’m the student.”
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”I think the people that are in there with us are willing to stick with us.” (Rolling Stone)
”It makes it easier to release the music, being confident in what the music is and what you made.”
”I want my daughter to know that she could be president if she wants to be.”
”When we were younger we were maybe a bit more melodramatic.” (Vice)
”True sadness isn’t about becoming this dark thing, where you’re just giving up and realizing.”
”I think sometimes people may misread that but that’s really what it is — just revealing things that we struggle with.”
”It’s actually become clearer to me in recent years that our music is kind of confrontational.” (Billboard)
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The brothers were inspired by the music of George Strait, Randy Travis, John Denver, Alan Jackson, Three Dog Night, Tom T. Hall, Bob Dylan, John Conley, Merle Haggard, and Neil Diamond which they listened to while growing up.
In 2011, The Avett Brothers performed at the Grammy Awards, playing “Head Full of Doubt/ Road Full of Promise.”
Scott has a more baritone voice, compared to Seth.
Although he is not related to Scott or Seth, Bob Crawford is a founding member of The Avett Brothers, joining in 2001.
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The Avett Brothers – Net Worth
Scott and Seth earned most of their wealth from being part of The Avett Brothers.
However, Scott is also a printmaker and painter. His paintings have appeared in many galleries in NYC and North Carolina. In addition, Scott has a studio in Concord, North Carolina. Therefore, Scott Avett has an estimated net worth of $7 million.
In addition to being part of The Avett Brothers, Seth has released 4 solo records under the moniker Timothy Seth Avett as Darling, including:
- Timothy Seth Avett as Darling;
- The Mourning, the Silver, The Bell;
- Killing the Headlamps;
- To Make the World Quiet.
On March 17, 2015, Jessica Lea Mayfield and Seth released an album called – ”Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith.” Therefore, Seth Avett has an estimated net worth of $9 million.
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