April 10, 2013 - The Avett Brothers, Scott and Seth Avett, along with bandmate Bob Crawford, had a career high point in 2009 when they released I and Love and You. While the band had been making music together for a decade, that album, produced by Rick Rubin, was the one that really launched their career.
To many on the outside it seemed like overnight success, but inside the group it was the next level on what they had been building for a while. The band's latest disc, the follow up to I and Love and You, is called The Carpenter and was again produced by Rick Rubin. In an interview with the Cafe's Michaela Majoun they share what they learned working with Rubin, as well as reflect back on 2009 and how that experience impacted the new disc.
Plus, Local Natives. Three years after their incredible debut Gorilla Manor the LA based band returns with an album recorded far from LA and with one of their new mentors, Aaron Dessner of The National. They talk about how Dessner's growing family inspired one of the new songs.