Timbers (@timbersmusic) this Saturday from 1:45pm - 2:30pm at #earthquakerday2018!
Shivering Timbers, led by husband and wife Jayson and Sarah Benn (with various friends on drums) are classics in that great Akron tradition: they don’t fit into any category but their own.
Sarah is a captivating singer - part PJ Harvey, part Patsy Cline, while the nuanced howl of Jayson’s guitar work is the perfect mate to her sultry vocals. What’s more difficult to describe is the mood they create, which can, at times, entrance and haunt the audience, while in the next breath, invite them into a whimsical, foot-stomping play land. With a combined musical background encompassing everything from punk rock to gospel, blues to classical, Shivering Timbers have created a sound that is once deeply personal, yet broadly appealing.
Fellow Akronite Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys was moved enough to produce their debut album We All Started In The Same Place, released December 2010.
The band produced a second album with Brian Olive (Soledad Brothers) titled Sing Sing, released September 2012.
As work continues on their third album, the band has been touring the country, honing their considerable craft on tour stops with Shovels & Rope, Jessica Lea Mayfield, the Chapin Sisters, Kenny Loggins, Alejandro Escovedo, and many festivals, resulting in a live presence that combines indie rock energy, blues-punk passion, and country-gospel reflection.