When: Thu., April 17 2014
folk, rock, indie, 9 p.m.
You know your band’s off to a good start when you can get The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach to produce your debut. And that’s just what happened for Akron, Ohio-based indie-folk-rockers Shivering Timbers with their 2010 record We All Started in the Same Place. The Shivering Timbers story began when the husband-and-wife duo of Jayson and Sarah Benn began writing songs for their then-infant daughter, Suzi. Those tunes led the pair to hit the stage; eventually they added drummer Daniel Kshywonis to the mix. Marked by a style that’s folkie, nimble, and haunted with lingering lullabies, the Shivering Timbers have the ability to morph into something a bit more rock ‘n’ roll, too. Evidence of that can be heard on “Generations,” a track off their latest album Sing Sing. The tune allows Sarah’s voice to resonate beautifully as Jayson gets crunchy with a set of heavily distorted guitar riffs, a la Auerbach. While it’s hard to nail down a particular influence, Sarah reveals that touring with local darlings Shovels and Rope a couple of years back had a big impact on their music. Audiences can expect six-year-old Suzi to make an appearance on both chord organ and tambourine. —John A. Zara Wednesday and THURSDAY