Jim Avett (father of The Avett Brothers)
September 19, 2018
135 North University Ave.
Provo, UT 84601
Upcoming events at Velour Live Music Gallery
Jim Avett, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Father and musical inspiration for The Avett Brothers will be making his Utah debut!. Jim's shows are a combination of beloved country tunes, his original ballads, and the stories he tells to introduce them. One comes away from a Jim Avett performance with the feeling that this is an honest man sharing his life and his love of music. It's like spending the evening on the front porch singing and talking with a good friend.
Jim Avett of Concord, North Carolina, is the son of a Methodist minister and a classical pianist who grew up in a home full of love and music, a home where he learned the importance of hard work and honest living. He and his wife instilled these same values in their children, tempered with a lot of fun, and of course, music. Jim's guitar was an ever present instrument, and there was always singing.
As much as he enjoyed writing and performing music, Jim put his family first and spent 35 years running his welding company, building bridges along much of the east coast in order to provide for them. After retiring from welding, he returned to music and has recorded 4 albums on the Ramseur Record label. Jim Avett and Family, a collection of gospel music, with his children, Bonnie, Scott and Seth in 2008. Soon after, in 2010, he released Tribes, a collection of original tunes ranging from soulful love ballads like the title track to the more lighthearted, "Fight with a Bottle of Booze". In Second Chance, Jim's 3rd offering, the influences of classic country and early rock and roll are apparent. Once again, he draws on life experiences to write songs about love ("Pictures in the Attic"), boyhood memories, ("Willard"), and loss ("Holy Ground"). Jim's 4th studio album released earlier this year, For His Children and Ours is a gospel album featuring sons Scott and Seth of The multi-platinum, Grammy nominated Avett Brothers, along with daughter Bonnie.
Jim tours the country with his sweet wife Susie, generously sharing his musical talent and love for "average people". Everyone is sure to come away from his show with a full heart and a mind full of wisdom.