Shivering Timbers

Great Lakes Tasting Room Stage
Performance Time: 7:30 pm
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Hometown: Akron, OH

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Shivering Timbers’ story developed when married couple Sarah and Jayson Benn started singing and crafting songs for their infant daughter, then wound up playing them at The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach’s birthday party. After recording their first album “We All Started In The Same Place” with Auerbach, Shivering Timbers met Brian Olive (Sarah sang back-up vocals on his album “Two of Everything”), who recorded their second album “Sing Sing”.

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. The couple has a quality not unlike that of Johnny and June at their height — an obvious chemistry that pulls in the entire audience.

Shivering Timbers has been honing their considerable craft with drummer Daniel Kshywonis on relentless tour stops with Shovels & Rope, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Chapin Sisters, and so many more, resulting in a live presence that combines Indie Rock energy, Blues/Punk passion, and Country/Gospel reflection.

Shivering Timbers’ music has appeared on ESPN, short films, background music for live theater performances, video projects and commercial spots.