Shivering Timbers

Shivering Timbers

Shivering Timbers, led by husband and wife Jayson and Sarah Benn (with Brad Thorla or David Marchione on drums) are classics in that great Akron tradition: they don't fit into any mold but their own.

Sarah is a captivating singer -- part P.J. 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 crafted a sound that is at 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". Through Auerbach, they met their second album producer, Brian Olive, and went into the studio with him in 2012 to create "Sing Sing", the much-anticipated second album, released September 4, 2012.

Shivering Timbers has released two albums, toured and built a fanbase in OH, PA, NC, TN, KY, MO, IL, including playing notable festivals such as Nelsonville Music Festival, Midpoint Music Festival, Kent State Folk Festival, and playing the main stages of Cain Park and Stuart's Opera House to name a few.


Shivering Timbers has been direct support for Kenny Loggins, Shovels & Rope, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Tav Falco, Frontier Ruckus, O'Death, David Wax Museum, and many more great bands...