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Jim Avett and family members, including Bonnie Avett Rini, Scott Avett, Seth Avett, Bob Crawford, and Tania Elizabeth, perform gospel music.
Jim Avett is a natural-born storyteller. You shouldnt expect to have a seat at the dining room table with the man and have a conversation relegated to small talk and light commenting on current events. Its more probable (by a long shot) that between loading forkfuls of green beans, youll seamlessly find yourself learning about a World War II submarine battle and the subsequent shark attack. Or a Victorian era train conductor. Or the little known backstory about the real life of the DiCaprio-played character in The Revenant . Our dad reads a lot, and his knowledge paired with a great wealth of life experience makes him a person that people like to listen to. The man can be hilarious, but there is a certain pace, depth, and gravity present in his manner of imparting information that is rare. This quality has increasingly shone through in his singing over the last decade. Texturally and spiritually, it fits like a glove over the weathered and beautiful hand of the traditional hymn.
Gospel music is more than a genre with a unifying theme. In our case, it is a vehicle for spending time together. And the longer we are on this earth, the more we realize how important it is to carve out some of that precious time for each other. Our parents make these efforts often, with obvious love and devoted interest in what is happening in our lives. Truth be told, dad probably cared just as much about getting all of us together as he did about the album we were making. The recordings were certainly made with a lot of care, as we all genuinely love the old gospel songs, but Im willing to bet my father wouldve recorded any kind of album if it meant a few sunny afternoons with all three of his children. This is a sentiment that we all can thankfully grasp now with great personal clarity.
For my siblings and me, the prospect of recording an album together gave us an opportunity to add something to the family photo album a document so our children and their own will always have another little connection to their kin (a link in the chain, as Dad says). On this occasion, it is the sound we made with our father when we sang together in the living room. (Seth Avett)
"Growing up in the Piedmont section of North Carolina almost everyone I knew had a piano in the living room. It was not only there for children to learn how to play the instrument but also for families to gather around and sing old gospel hymns. I think this new "Jim Avett and Family" album is a reflection of that. This collection of songs is a tip of the hat to a lost Southern art form." - Dolphus Ramseur
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Bonnie Avett Rini
1. Beulah Land
2. Where The Roses Never Fade
3. He Said, if You Love Me, Feed My Sheep
4. I Saw The Light
5. I'm Gonna Have A Little Talk
6. Here Am I, Lord, Send Me
1. Peace In The Valley
2. Jesus Lifted Me
3. Jim's Gospel Song
4. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
5. Angel Band
6. Precious Lord