The son of a Methodist preacher and a concert pianist, Jim Avett has been singing and playing guitar for most of his life. He’s done a lot of other things in the meantime – built a business as a welder in North Carolina, served in the Navy, raised three children with his wife – and now he returns to performing and has recorded two albums. He is currently touring in support of his third release on Ramseur Records, "Second Chance." In 2008, Avett released his first album on Ramseur Records, “Jim Avett and Family,” a beautiful collection of gospel songs recorded with daughter Bonnie and sons Scott and Seth of The Avett Brothers. He returned in 2010 with “Tribes,” seven original songs that speak of love and loss. His latest release, "Second Chances" is a continuation on these themes. When Avett performs, you feel like you’re sitting in a friend’s living room, telling stories and sharing a beer. His performance style is warm and relaxed, genuine and endearing.