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The Avett Brothers on World Cafe | March 7, 2013

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Scott and Seth Avett formed The Avett Brothers in their hometown of Concord, N.C. With an inspired mix of bluegrass, folk, pop, country and rock, the Avetts create a raw sound that can be solemn, energetic or catchy — sometimes all at the same time.

With fellow band members Bob Crawford, Joe Kwon and Jacob Edwards, the Avetts made their major-label debut in 2009 with I and Love and You. The album earned the band an invitation to perform at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards alongside Bob Dylan and Mumford & Sons in 2011.

The Avett Brothers' seventh studio album, The Carpenter, came out last year. In this installment of World Café, the group performs songs from the record and speaks with guest host Michaela Majoun about the themes behind its music. (Link)



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*XTC “Senses Working Overtime” English Settlement

*Jim James “A New Life” Regions of Light and Sound of God

*Derek & The Dominos “I Looked Away” Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs

*((The Duhks “Everybody Knows” The Duhks))

*The Avett Brothers “Live & Die” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

*The Avett Brothers “February 7” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

*The Avett Brothers “Winter In My Heart” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

*The Avett Brothers “Through My Prayers” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

*((Abigail Washburn “Old Timey Dance Party” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

*Patty Griffin “One Big Love” Flaming Red

*The Civil Wars “Long Time Gone” A Place At the Table

*X “4th Of July” See How We Are

*((Mumford & Sons “Little Lion Man”))

*Neil Young “Don’t Cry No Tears” Zuma

*Jack White “Sixteen Saltines” Blunderbuss

*Guards “Ready To Go” In Guards We Trust

*Pete Yorn “Strange Condition” Musicforthemorningafter

*The James Hunter Six “Minute By Minute” Minute By Minute

*J Geils Band “Sno-Cone” J Geils Band

*((Alla “Tu Vida” Es Tiempo))

*Antonio Machin “Dos Gardenias” 20 Grandes Exitos

*Spanish Harlem Orchestra “Obsesion” Un Gran Dia En El Barrio

*((Forro In the Dark “Cajuina” Bonfires of Sao Joao))

*Joe Henry “Stop” CD Single (Scar)

*Boz Scaggs “Mixed Up Shook Up Girl” Memphis

*Gnarls Barkley “Crazy” St. Elsewhere

*Aimee Mann “Charmer” Charmer

*Caitlin Rose “Menagerie” The Stand-In

*((Abandon Kansas “Close Your Eyes” We’re All Going Somewhere))