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.

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Jim Avett at Merlefest 2016!

I am proud to announce I will be playing at Merlefest 2016! You don't want to miss this one-of-a-kind festival. Come on out and join me! Click here for your tickets!

New Tour Dates Added

After a fairly busy first half of the year, Jim took off most of July to hang out with family and vacation a bit. Jim is starting back up in August, and he is kicking it into high gear by September! He has an upcoming tour which will lap the country. Check out the scheduled dates for music near you. Let's meet!

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!

Tour Dates

Date Location Details
06/18 Austin, TX @ House Concert  
06/21 Lafayette, LA @ House Concert  
06/23 Baton Rouge, LA @ Dyson House Listening Room  
07/09 Charlotte, NC @ Smokey Porch Music Festival  
07/27 Littleton, CO @ House Concert  
08/05 Ann Arbor, MI @ House Concert  
08/06 Ann Arbor, MI @ Crazy Wisdom Bookstore (tel:734-665-2757)
08/13 Saugerties, NY @ House Concert  
08/27 Muncie, IN @ Red Barn Festival  
10/08 Union Grove, NC @ 3B Festival  
10/16 Belmont, NC @ Lost Hollow Music Festival (Daniel Stowe )
11/05 Winston-Salem, NC @ Muddy Creek Music Hall ($15/8pm)
11/13 Mt. Pleasant, NC @ Oak Grove United Methodist (FREE 6pm)


Second Chance
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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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