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Shivering Timbers

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Shivering Timbers is Sarah Benn, Jayson Benn, joined by Daniel Kshywonis, musicians who call Akron, Ohio home.  Our story developed when we -- Sarah and Jayson Benn -- started singing and crafting songs for our then-infant daughter. As she grew the music began to take shape, and a band was born. Our music was discovered by our friend Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) when we were invited to perform at his birthday party. The first album was subsequently recorded at Auerbach's Akron studio, a collection of home-spun dark folk songs and fractured fairy tales called “We All Started in the Same Place”.

One year later, we met Brian Olive (Greenhornes, Soledad Brothers, Dr. John), and Sarah sang harmonies on his solo album "Two of Everything". Soon we were at his Cincinnati studio recording the second album, "Sing Sing”.  Shortly after, we met Daniel Kshywonis playing drums on the street and instantly gravitated toward his inventive style, and invited him out on tour.  The trio has been together ever since, though sometimes Sarah and Jayson still tour as a duo.

More importantly, we have been honing our craft on relentless tour stops with Shovels & Rope, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Kenny Loggins, Joe Pugg, Alejandro Escovedo, Carolyn Wonderland, Field Report, Tav Falco, Kopecky, He's My Brother She's My Sister, and so many more; resulting in a live presence that combines Indie Rock energy, Blues/Punk passion, and Country/Gospel reflection.

In 2014 Shivering Timbers was voted Best Musician/Band in Akron Empire, and Second Best Local Band (second to The Black Keys) in Akron Life Magazine.

  Shivering Timbers' music has appeared on ESPN, short films, and TV commercial spots.

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