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Jim Avett and Family

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Jim Avett and Family is a gospel album by a retired welder, his daughter and two sons. He is not only a welder of course. He, like any man, is more than his career, more than his working business. He is a farmer. He is an ex-psychology professor. He is a husband of forty years and a father of thirty-five. He draws. He cuts and bails his own hay for his own cows. From 1967 to 1971, he served in the United States Navy. He is a dedicated family man. He has worked with neglected children and broken households as a social worker. He has built bridges of steel and a home of lumber. Oh yes, he sings and picks the guitar as well. With this record, he has done so with his family in mind, so that his children’s children and so on will have a way to know a little of who he is, who he was. Perhaps fittingly, it is by his own children’s encouragement that it is now available to the general public. For all of what he is, this collection of tunes is a glimpse into his sentiment and history; the son of a preacher and a pianist, who as a boy, sat in the pews and heard not only his father’s sermons, but these songs as well. Now, he has sung them with the tape rolling, as honest and rough-cut as it gets, and anyone may listen.

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  • Injektilo623

    Lots of little Avett secrets on last.fm. Pretty sweet.

    13 Jan 2010 Reply
  • zachspence

    time for me to come out from underneath my rock... how did i not know about this?

    16 Jul 2009 Reply