Jim Avett and Family

For His Children and Ours For His Children and Ours For His Children and Ours

Marketing Highlights

  • Produced by Seth and Scott Avett
  • Available on 180 Gram LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings and CD
  • Musicians include Jim Avett, Bonnie Avett Rini, Scott Avett, Seth Avett, Bob Crawford, and Tania Elizabeth
  • This is the second Jim Avett and Family release following a 2008 release
  • Jim Avett has released Tribes (2010) and Second Chance (2012)

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

About The Avett Brothers

  • The Avett Brothers have released 9 full-length studio albums since 2002, including True Sadness (2016), which peaked at #1 on the Billboard US Folk Albums and US Top Rock Albums charts
  • The Avett Brothers have received 3 Grammy Award nominations, including Best Americana Album (2017) for True Sadness and Best American Roots Performance (2017) for Ain't No Man
  • The Avett Brothers have received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, NPR, Paste, PopMatters, Uncut, Allmusic, Alternative Press, American Songwriter, Taste of Country, The A.V. Club, & more…

Bio

Our dad often tells fans of The Avett Brothers that he is equally proud of our willingness to bale hay or feed the cows with him as he is of our career in music. It is a genuine affirmation, spoken often and with the storytelling flair of a learned yet grounded North Carolinian man of 70 (think Andy Griffith had he spent 35 years welding on Interstate bridges in the southern sun). He is proud of all three of us – the third being our sister, Bonnie. A woman possessing a creative mind, a lovely voice, and a kind heart, she has enthusiastically dedicated much of her life to the study and education of dance (while raising three children of her own). As a proud parent does, dad speaks about us often and with anyone who will listen (strangers possibly preferred). Years ago, this was a source of great exasperation for me. I could not understand or appreciate our dad’s motivation or his seemingly infinite willingness to initiate conversations about us, to build us up, to champion us. This was, of course, before I had a son of my own. Now I, the last of my siblings to join the joyful and bleary-eyed ranks of parenthood, gratefully see why this has been (and continues to be) the case. Having a child is a little like falling in love, in its specialness and in its universal ability to shift the meaning of life. I now understand, as my brother, sister, and parents have for years, that when that interior levee breaks and the reservoir of untapped love fills your heart, you are introduced immediately and absolutely to your new favorite subject of conversation.

Jim Avett is a natural-born storyteller. You shouldn’t 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. It’s more probable (by a long shot) that between loading forkfuls of green beans, you’ll 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 I’m willing to bet my father would’ve 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.

Jim Avett was raised by a soft-spoken Methodist minister and a dedicated mother with (very) above average skills when seated at the piano. Between their living influence, our parents love and care, and a glowing sense of community provided by our small town church, this record was an inevitability.

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

Tracklist

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
7) Peace in the Valley
8) Jesus Lifted Me
9) Jim’s Gospel Song
10) Just a Closer Walk with Thee
11) Angel Band
12) Precious Lord

For Fans Of

The Avett Brothers
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Home Market

Concord, NC - USA

Album Details

Artist

Jim Avett and Family

Album Title

For His Children and Ours

Street Date

05/12/2017

Order Due Date

04/14/2017

Discount

5% (ends 05/18/2017)

Genre

Rock/Acoustic

Label

Ramseur Records

Parent Label

Thirty Tigers

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

752830537507

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

RR2143347

Album Details

Artist

Jim Avett and Family

Album Title

For His Children and Ours

Street Date

05/19/2017

Order Due Date

04/21/2017

Genre

Rock/Acoustic

Label

Ramseur Records

Parent Label

Thirty Tigers

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP18

UPC

752830537606

Box Lot

24

Catalog #

RR2143348

Album Details

Artist

Jim Avett and Family

Album Title

For His Children and Ours

Preorder Date

04/14/2017

Street Date

05/12/2017

Genre

Rock/Acoustic

Label

Ramseur Records

Parent Label

Thirty Tigers

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

Tour Dates

Bandsintown