I’ve been writing songs most of my life and I currently have well-over 3 hours of all-original tunes. I especially enjoy telling the stories behind my songs and what prompted me write them, and to and for whom. I give my all to ensure that my live performances are enjoyable and intimate – each one different from the other but with the same goal – to form a solid connection while sharing my music and life experiences with my listeners.
While I thoroughly enjoy playing my own music, I am often asked to perform a wide variety of popular music for weddings, special events and private parties and gatherings. When these occasions arise I draw from a long list of over 1000 cover songs from my all-time favorite songwriters, bands and performers. These cover tunes are a blast to play and they can be mixed in with my original music or played for the entirety of the event, depending on the client’s request. My cover music repertoire includes music from such great artists as: The Eagles, Tom Petty, Simon & Garfunkel, America, Bruce Springsteen, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Creedence Clearwater, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Poco, Fleetwood Mac, Gin Blossoms, Johnny Cash, Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp, John Prine, Led Zeppelin, Little Feat, The Band, Neal Diamond, The Byrds, Don McLean, The Beach Boys, The Drifters, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Bob Wills, Warren Zevon, Steve Earle, Sam Cooke, Lyle Lovette, Buffalo Springfield, The Who, Robert Earle Keen, Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Temptations, Otis Redding, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Guy Clark, The Pogues, Crash Test Dummies, Loggins & Messina, John Denver, Jim Croce, Lovin’ Spoonful, James Taylor, The Grateful Dead, Tom Waits, U2, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Doobie Brothers, JJ Cale, Cat Stevens, Smokey Robinson, Warren Zevon, Bad Company, Dan Fogleberg, Bob Seger, Dion, Waylon Jennings, The Beatles, Marshall Tucker, Every Brothers…and TONS more…there’s something for everyone and I’m sure some of your most favorite songs are in my bag. Plus, I have a great Holiday Set List too!
Jim, you did a fantastic job at our Holiday/Birthday party. Everyone commented on your great musicality and voice. We will definitely be in touch for our next party! – Ginny P. – Austin, TX
Jim, Thank you for playing at our Christmas party at the Austin Country Club! You were awesome! Many of my co-workers commented on the quality of your sound and how they enjoyed your flexibility of taking requests for different songs. We look forward to having you back NEXT YEAR! – Curtis Ford, Media Choice LLC – Austin, TX
Jim, the acoustic guitar music that you played for our wedding was PERFECT! My family and friends all loved your song selections and my bride’s maid told me she’s going to use you for HER wedding next year. Thank you so much for your talents, you helped make our special day even more so. Alison & Trevor Finnell, Biloxi, MS
Dear Jim, Thank you so much for playing at our community event. You and the band made the association’s party, a “party” totally. Everyone loved the music and the musicianship! We look forward to our next event where we can have you and the band back. Not soon enough judging by the audience response. Thank you again. Rob Baxter – Goldenwood Homeowner’s Chairman – Austin, Texas
Jim, I wanted to write and let you know how much I appreciate you and your band playing again at Sculpture Challenge this year. I can’t begin to tell you how many people complimented me on the music. You all are professionals and really set the mood. Hope to have you back to perform here again. Philip and Michele Hoggatt – Carved Stone, Inc., Dripping Springs, TX