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The Avett Brothers

Agent K

Exquisitely blending fraternal harmonies and a sense of songcraft that’s a brighter shade of Townes van Zandt, the Avett Brothers have fully embraced their shared birthright of melody and passionate performance. Their latest album, produced by Rick Rubin (Johnny Cash, RUN DMC), is a propulsive, foot stomping “punkgrass” folk masterpiece that filters CSNY countrified boogie through the brothers’ early neo-punk roots. Like their contemporaries in Mumford and Sons, these rowdy but sensitive brothers are hitting their stride with their stunning folk-pop songwriting and rousing live shows.