Red Light Management

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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Tour Dates

Jan 22 2020
Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan 23 2020
Die Kantine
Cologne, Germany
Jan 25 2020
Het Depot
Leuven, Belgium
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Jan 26 2020
Celtic Connections
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jan 28 2020
Omeara
London, United Kingdom
Jan 29 2020
Omeara
London, United Kingdom
Mar 01 2020
Terminal West
Atlanta, GA
Mar 02 2020
Saturn
Birmingham, AL
Mar 05 2020
The Heights Theater
Houston, TX
Mar 06 2020
The 04 Center
Austin, TX
Mar 07 2020
The Kessler Theater
Dallas, TX
Mar 09 2020
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, AZ
Mar 12 2020
Lodge Room
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 13 2020
Swedish American Hall
San Francisco, CA
Mar 14 2020
Volcanic Theatre Pub
Bend, OR
Mar 16 2020
Revolution Hall
Portland, OR
Mar 17 2020
Biltmore Cabaret
Vancouver, Canada
Mar 18 2020
Neumos
Seattle, WA
Mar 20 2020
The State Room
Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 21 2020
Gothic Theatre
Englewood, CO
Mar 23 2020
Slow Down
Omaha, NE
Mar 24 2020
The Cedar Cultural Center
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 26 2020
Thalia Hall
Chicago, IL
Mar 27 2020
Grog Shop
Cleveland, OH
Mar 28 2020
The Great Hall Events Venue
Toronto, Canada
Mar 30 2020
ArtsRiot
Burlington, VT
Apr 01 2020
Paradise Rock Club
Boston, MA
Apr 02 2020
The Bell House
Brooklyn, NY
Apr 03 2020
Underground Arts
Philadelphia, PA
Apr 04 2020
U Street Music Hall
Washington, DC
Apr 07 2020
Lincoln Theatre
Raleigh, NC
Apr 08 2020
Visulite Theatre
Charlotte, NC
Apr 09 2020
The Basement East
Nashville, TN