"The Avett Brothers may be the most heartfelt people I know," says producer Rick Rubin. "It is always a great pleasure to be in their company and see their continued mining of the inner life for the sake of artistic expression."
"We love bluegrass music and we love bluegrass bands. But we also love metal and hardcore and hip-hop," says Scott Avett of his group's newfound eclecticism. "We are creative beings, we are artists, and we need to continue making things.
"When I was younger, I just wanted to write sad songs, blues and murder ballads, but I didn't really have any experiences that gave me the material. When you're younger, you get made fun of for being happy," says Seth. "Family and death -- those things don't feel good to talk about in real life, but they're good conversations to have."
Cellist Joe Kwon of The Avett Brothers photographed on June 18, 2016 at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas.
Bassist Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers photographed on June 18, 2016 at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas.
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"It has been made very clear to us that we are like our audience, so it's not that vulnerable to talk about divorce, because a lot of people have gone through it," says Seth Avett of their personal album True Sadness. "I feel very safe within the band."