On October 15, 2013.

On October 15, 2013, “American” label released “Magpie and the Dandelion”, the eighth Avett Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Echo Mountain Recording” in Asheville, NC, “Shangri-La Studios” in Malibu, CA, “Lock Stock Studio” in Venice, CA and was produced by Rick Rubin.

Personnel:

  • Scott Yancey Avett- lead and backing vocals, banjo, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Timothy Seth Avett– lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, Piano, organ, celeste
  • Bob Crawford – lead and backing vocals, upright and electric bass
  • Joseph Kwon – cello
  • Jacob Edwards – drums
  • Chad Smith- drums
  • Steven Nistor- drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Benmont Tench- organ
  • Love– harmonica
  • Tania Elizabeth- fiddle
  • The Haas Family, Jim Avett, Sarah Avett, Susan Kay Avett, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Aaron “Woody” Wood, Mary Ellen Bush, Jacob Edwards, Stephanie Mirabelli, Charlotte Webb, Hattie Webb – final vocals for Morning Song
  • Ryan Hewitt- engineer, mixing
  • Dave Collins – mastering
  • Justin Glanville – engineer
  • Jordan Silva, Jon Ashley, Julian Dreyer, Evan Bradford, Evan Hill – recording assistants
  • Darren Heelis, Buckley Miller, Craig Welsh, Tucker Martine – additional engineering

Track listing:

  1. Open-Ended Life
  2. Morning Song
  3. Never Been Alive
  4. Another is Waiting
  5. Bring Your Love To Me
  6. Good to You
  7. Part from Me
  8. Skin and Bones
  9. Souls Like the Wheels (live)
  10. Vanity
  11. The Clearness Is Gone

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