- Rachel Roberts, Shivering Timbers Mellow Out at Annabell's
It’s a night of smooth, sultry music and pretty female vocalists at Annabell’s on Thursday. In a basement normally filled to the brim with metalheads, one group and two solo artists keep it mellow for the small but receptive crowd.Denver Collins
First up, Shivering Timbers deliver nursery-rhyme songs to the beat of a drum, electric guitar, stand-up bass and banjo. It all started for them when husband and wife combo Sarah and Jayson Benn had a baby.
“We were always sitting around playing nursery rhymes for her,” Sarah said. That turned around when they played a few of their songs for Sarah’s friend Dan Auerbach at his 30th birthday party. After hearing them, Auerbach was amazed and quickly got them into the studio, recording what would be their first album.
Now the Shivering Timbers are starting to share their music with the rest of the world, cute little folksy ditties geared toward their daughter but enjoyable to everyone. Sometimes it’s a little dark and spacey, sometimes it’s more of a poppy lullably, but it’s always easy on the ears.