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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

Sep 09 2022
Thunderbird Cafe
Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 10 2022
The Magic Bag
Ferndale, MI
Sep 12 2022
Velvet Underground
Toronto, Canada
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Sep 13 2022
Café Campus
Montreal, Canada
Sep 14 2022
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA
Sep 16 2022
The Southern Cafe and Music Hall
Charlottesville, VA
Sep 17 2022
Lincoln Theatre
Raleigh, NC
Sep 18 2022
Visulite Theatre
Charlotte, NC
Sep 20 2022
Terminal West
Atlanta, GA
Sep 22 2022
The Heights Theater
Houston, TX
Sep 23 2022
The Kessler Theater
Dallas, TX
Sep 24 2022
04 Center
Austin, TX
Nov 29 2022
Ventura Music Hall
Ventura, CA
Nov 30 2022
Cornerstone Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Dec 02 2022
Revolution Hall
Portland, OR
Dec 03 2022
The Crocodile
Seattle, WA
Dec 05 2022
The Commonwealth Room
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 06 2022
Fox Theatre
Boulder, CO
Dec 08 2022
Slow Down
Omaha, NE
Dec 09 2022
Des Moines, IA
Dec 10 2022
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 11 2022
Headliners Music Hall
Louisville, KY



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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