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Avi Kaplan

Artist Bio

Avi Kaplan lives deep in the forest near the Tennessee run of the ancient Natchez Trace trail. His rural cabin is worlds away from Los Angeles, his hub for six years as he toured the world with Pentatonix. Now, surrounded by farms and forests just a stone’s throw from Nashville, the kid who grew up listening to folk music among the California Sequoias is content. “I’m finally writing the music that is in my heart,” Avi says. “It’s actually the music I’ve always written. I’ve just never had a chance to show people.”

In 2017, Avi stepped away from creating after years of rushing from stadium to stadium at a frenzied pace––an experience he calls “beautiful,” but one that also left him physically and artistically depleted. Since returning to music on his own terms, the songs have poured out of him, ready for foot-stomping music halls and serious listening rooms alike. He has also liberated his vocals, once so famously known as the perfect power-bass, to reveal a nuanced voice, rich, tender and abounding. Surrounded by forest and newfound artistic clarity, the result has yielded dozens and dozens of new songs. Reveling in the simplicity, “I get on my porch with my guitar, look at my trees, and write a song,” he says.

The songs Avi has always written and continues to write are timeless, earthy, and raw––roots music in its purest form. Avi attributes his deep connection to folk music and its authenticity to the natural environment he was surrounded by growing up. Raised just 40 minutes from Sequoia National Park, in the golden rolling hills of central California, “that music always felt right with what I was seeing,” the 29-year-old says.

Avi has taken his time, and his future is wide open because of it. As he has rediscovered his own musical roots and delved deeper into the folk he’s always loved––exploring a range of sounds from soul to bluegrass––he has reconnected with himself and found yet another way to connect beautifully with others. “I am so grateful I get to do this.” Avi says. “I’m truly excited for the future.”

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Agency - North America / ROW

Agency - Europe

Tour Dates

Apr 25 2021
The Full Moon Livestream
Oct 22 2021
Moskva, Russia
Oct 23 2021
Nightclub Mod
Sankt-peterburg, Russia
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Oct 27 2021
København, Denmark
Oct 29 2021
Hamburg, Germany
Oct 30 2021
Live Music Hall
Cologne, Germany
Oct 31 2021
Heimathafen Neukölln
Berlin, Germany
Nov 02 2021
Backstage Werk
München, Germany
Nov 03 2021
Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 04 2021
Arena Wien
Wien, Austria
Nov 06 2021
Klub Kwadrat
Kraków, Poland
Nov 07 2021
Warsaw, Poland
Nov 08 2021
Palac Akropolis
Praha, Czech Republic
Nov 10 2021
Tivoli Vredenburg
Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 11 2021
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Nov 12 2021
Ancienne Belgique
Brussels, Belgium
Nov 14 2021
den Atelier
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Nov 16 2021
Paris, France
Nov 18 2021
Lafayette London
London, United Kingdom
Nov 20 2021
Band on the Wall
Manchester, United Kingdom



Nashville based singer-songwriter Avi Kaplan, today, released his moving version of the late Bill Withers classic “Lean On Me.”

Nashville based singer-songwriter Avi Kaplan, today, released his moving version of the late Bill Withers classic “Lean On Me.” This release marks Kaplan’s first new music since the debut of…

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Avi Kaplan Livestream Tonight – Wednesday, May 6th!

Whiskey Sour Happy Hour Hosted by Ed Helms & The Bluegrass Situation 8pm ET

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Avi Kaplan Livestream Today – Wednesday, April 29th!

Paste Happiest Hour 5pm ET

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