December 26th, 2013 by Robin

Press Release:

Thursday December 26th concert
@ Doyle’s Cedar Hill

Jim Avett

with Troy Underwood and special guest Mary Giglio

Jim Avett

Doyle’s Cedar Hill 925 Andrews Rd. Murphy, NC
Show starts 7:30pmThursday Dec. 26th.
no cover

Traditional country musician Jim Avett of Concord NC put his family first and spent 35 years building bridges in order to provide for them. This paid off in many ways not the least of which is the influence he had on his two sons Scott & Seth, The Avett Brothers. As a reward for a life well lived, in his retirement Jim has focused on his early love of playing guitar, singing and writing songs, an unbroken thread throughout his life. Jim Avett’s first paying gig was playing Beethoven & Bach on violin on a live radio show. The son of a Methodist minister and a classical pianist, Jim grew up in a home full of love and music. Jim’s guitar was ever present and there was always singing. 
After retiring in 2008 he recorded “Jim Avett and Family,” a collection of gospel music, with his children, Bonnie, Scott and Seth. Soon after, in 2010, he released “Tribes,” a collection of original tunes ranging from soulful ballads to the lighthearted, “Fight with a Bottle of Booze”. In Jim’s latest offering, “Second Chance,” the influences of classic country and early rock and roll are apparent.

You can find Jim performing in listening rooms and at festivals (such as Merlefest) from the Southeast to New England. His shows are a combination of beloved country tunes and his original ballads with 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’s streaming audio player on

University of North Carolina Public TV feature on Jim Avett

Jim Avett & Scott Manring: “Signs”

“Our State NorthCarolina” website feature on Jim Avett

Jim Avett & Family “Down by the Riverside.”

Troy Underwood, The Murphy NC mainstay singer songwriter will open up the show with his blend of original and classic acoustic tunes.  Joining Troy onstage will be vocalist & Keyboardist Mary Giglio.  See some of Troy’s online music & videos on his facebook page.

Please feel free to contact me with requests for more information on these artists  including live interview access for press and broadcast media & hi-res photos for print media. 
~Robin Merritt, ArtFRONT Presentations, & artists’ booking and publicity.

Jim Avett
Thursday, December 26, 2013
7:30pm - No cover -
925 Andrews Road
Murphy, NC, USA 28906
Other Info
Troy Underwood and Mary Giglio open the show.
Booked as part of the ArtFRONT Presentations Barking Legs Dec. 27th Jim Avett event.

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