Jim Avett is perhaps best known for being the father of Seth and Scott Avett, of the popular folk band The Avett Brothers. However, in recent years, Jim has earned much-deserved attention for his own music, releasing his first solo album, "Tribes," in 2010. Jim creates a traditional brand of folk music, infused with country, bluegrass, and gospel influences. Jim's songs are honest and heartfelt, and therefore — as per his website — "one comes away from a Jim Avett performance with the feeling that this is an honest man sharing his life and his love of music."
Jim Avett performs on Thursday, March 27, 8 p.m. at the upstairs lounge at Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $7-$10. Abilenebarandlounge.com.