Jim Avett

Second Chance

The new album from Jim Avett, released February 7th, 2012 and featuring nine new songs. $10 plus shipping, pay by credit or debit card through Paypal.

Latest News

Jim Avett at MerleFest 2015!

I am honored and excited to be a part of this premier festival and look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at MerleFest 2015!

Jim to appear on WZMB Greenville on 3/1

Jim will be appearing on WZMB radio in Greenville, NC on 3/1 from 5-6 pm in anticipation of his show at Peasants that evening. Tune in to hear an interview and a couple of songs! Live stream available at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-studentaffairs/wzmb/stream.cfm

Jim to appear on Charlotte Today 12/7/12

Jim will appear on Charlotte Today on NBC Charlotte on December 7 at 11:00 am. He will be appearing in the studio live. Please tune in if you're in the area!

Tour Dates

Date Location Details
07/31 Morganton, NC @ Grind Cafe  
09/11 Streetsboro, OH @ Honkey Tonk House Show  
10/02 Dallas, TX @ Poor David's Pub  
10/03 Forney, TX @ TBA  
10/10 Union Grove, NC @ BBB Festival (Details TBA)


Second Chance
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Jim Avett and Family
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Jim Avett 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 his music, Jim put his family first and spent 35 years runniing 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 recorded 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 latest 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").

You can find Jim performing in listening rooms and at festivals from the Southeast to New England. His 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.


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