I’ve been writing songs most of my life and currently I have well-over 3 hours playtime of all-original tunes. I really enjoy relating the stories behind my songs and what prompted me write them to my listeners and I give my all to ensure that my live performances are enjoyable and intimate. Each of my performances are different from the others but they all have the same goal – to form a solid connection with my audience by honestly sharing my music and life experiences with them.
While I thoroughly enjoy playing my own music, I’m often asked to perform a wide variety of popular music for various venues, weddings, special events and private parties and gatherings. When these occasions arise I draw from a long list of over 1000 cover songs, chosen from my all-time favorite songwriters, bands and performers. These cover tunes are always 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 songs from such classic artists as: The Eagles, Tom Petty, Simon & Garfunkel, America, Bruce Springsteen, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Hank Williams, 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, Jimmy Buffett, The Byrds, Don McLean, The Beach Boys, The Drifters, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Bob Wills, Donovan, Steve Earle, Sam Cooke, Lyle Lovette, Lynard Skynard, Buffalo Springfield, The Who, Robert Earle Keen, Pink Floyd, Dion, 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, Bob Marley, James Taylor, The Grateful Dead, Tom Waits, U2, Marty Robbins, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Doobie Brothers, JJ Cale, Cat Stevens, The Hollies, Jerry Jeff Walker, Smokey Robinson, Dire Straits, Warren Zevon, Bad Company, Dan Fogleberg, Bob Seger, Waylon Jennings, The Beatles, Marshall Tucker, Moody Blues, Supertramp, Ricky Nelson, Jethro Tull, Gordon Lightfoot, Bryan Adams, David Bowie, the Everly Brothers, Willie Nelson…and TONS more…there’s something for everyone and I’m sure some of your most favorite songs are in my bag. I also have an extensive, fun and raucous Traditional Irish repertoire (remember me for St Paddy’s Day!) and a great Christmas Holiday set list too!
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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