The Avett Brothers have gathered quite a following this past year with their latest album The Carpenter. The band’s love for banjo, guitar, cello and upright bass group has lead the ranks of folk and rock a like with frontmen Scott and Seth Avett singing and screaming their hearts out over their families, their homes and the ones they love. However, most people are unaware that Seth Avett has released three albums under the name “Darling” or “Timothy Seth Avett as Darling.”
His music is primarily just him singing with his guitar, many of his songs being displayed on YouTube. However Scott, his brother, accompanies him at times. Like his band The Avett Brothers, he sings of love, family and home. However his music is much more somber. His voice being the higher of the two brothers, he also has the ability to sound extremely young and vulnerable, something many musicians strive for in their sound when articulating stories of the past.
He also is known for having some phenomenal covers such as Tom Waits’ “Fish and Bird” and “The Way It Is” by Nicole Atkins. When looking up his original songs, I suggest starting with pieces such as “I Can’t Remember” and “Awaiting the Flood.” He emanates with the beauty of original folk music, blues and story telling, but never lets it constrain him.
He often will start his pieces with a soft melody that repeats itself with new words and let them grow till he’s screaming and belting his way to the end! I highly suggest looking up Seth Avett, as well as Scott Avett, who also does many YouTube originals and covers. And if you’ve never listened to the Avett Brothers, I can’t express the importance of buying their albums right now before you live another minute without them!