The Avett Brothers perform live in The Current studios

The Avett Brothers performing "Paul Newman vs. The Demons" in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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If you perform on stage at The Grammy Awards with Bob Dylan and Mumford & Sons, have you crossed off everything on your bucket list? The Avett Brothers have done all of the above and say anything from here on out is just icing on the cake.

While it takes days, months, or even years to record an album, the Avett Brothers spent only six days with folk legend and Minnesota native Bob Dylan and Mumford & Sons for their 2011 Grammy Awards appearance. The three parties played "Maggie's Farm" together on stage for a performance that seems insignificant terms of time, but an influential experience nonetheless.

Following that memorable show, The Avett Brothers released The Carpenter in 2012, and they're set to release their eighth studio album in either September or October. Neither Bob Dylan nor Mumford & Sons appear on the album, but St. Paul born drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers appears on the record and gives the band another tie to Minnesota.

The brothers have finished recording their upcoming release, but the album title is still yet to be determined. The tracks do have titles, however! They stopped by our studios to give The Current listeners a sneak peak of the album with the new single "Part From Me" plus a couple of oldies but goodies.

Songs performed:


"SSS" from Mignonette
"Paul Newman vs. The Demons" from The Carpenter
"Part From Me" from the forthcoming untitled album

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    Drummer Mike Marsh of The Avett Brothers performing live in The Current Studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The Avett Brothers performing live in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • The Avett Brothers performing live in The Current studios
    The Avett Brothers performing live in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • The Avett Brothers performing live in The Current studios
    The Avett Brothers performing live in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • The Avett Brothers performing live in The Current studios
    The Avett Brothers performing live in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • The Avett Brothers performing live in The Current studios
    The Avett Brothers performing live in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The Avett Brothers performing live in The Current studios (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The Avett Brothers and The Current folks (MPR / Nate Ryan)