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Jim Drew's Soulful Acoustic Rock is a window into the mind of a story teller which brings a very natural connection to his audiences. These songs are written acknowledgments of life seen through the eyes of a lyricist, a craftsman. The results bring a wonderful listening experience to the recordings as well as helping to create a special evening of great moments during the course of a concert. A blend of great energy, humor, and sincerity brings the audience into the mix, taking part in the show, and these elements make Jim's concerts a memorable evening for all.
Jim is a well-seasoned vocalist with creative and tasty acoustic guitar work. The lyrics present an exceptional perception of life that audiences of all ages relate to, often with humorous approaches meeting intense moments of reality through some cool melodic journeys.
Jim has performed thousands of concerts around the US and Canada, with recognition and airplay around the world. There is much talk of a tour to Germany and surrounding European countries in the near future. Jim is looking forward to sharing the tunes wherever he finds the journey of music takes him.
Jim has been performing solo concerts since 12 years of age, but has been on stages since age 4. His Soulful Acoustic Rock has been his mainstay over the years, yet he has also enjoyed classical and formal training for his voice and orchestration in his college years.
Musical experiences include 35 years as a studio musician, both as a vocalist and acoustic guitarist. His time in the studio has led to his building a project studio of his own where he has produced, engineered, mixed and created some of his own recordings as well as a few other artists each year. He has recently received kudos for his mixing and arrangements from Nashville, NYC, LA and even overseas in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. All this works adds to his artistry as Jim knows his music from many different aspects of it's creation and presentation.
Jim has regularly performed for military bases, local and national festivals, camps, concert halls and auditoriums. churches, bars, clubs and even some cafes.
Jim's Discography includes:
Blind Man’s Beat ‘89
In A Wavering World ‘92
Toys In The River ‘94
Let The Rocks Cry Out ‘98
Sometimes I… '02
Someone’s Mona Lisa '04
Live At CrossBridge- GForce '05
Escape Velocity – Jim Drew & Humble Soul '07
If Guitars Could Speak – Jim Drew '07
If Guitars Could Speak Plainly - Jim Drew '13
Jim just released his most recent recording, Perspective Shift on Jan 1st of 2015 and it is his strongest production yet with some amazing guest musicians including Tony Hooper and Phil Keaggy on guitars.
Jim has truly found his latest songwriting to be his strongest works yet, adding to the pile almost daily as songwriting continues to be a true love for him. Already on the books for the next two years of recording are:
If Guitars Could Speak Relative-ly
The Monkay Room (tentative title)
If Guitars Could Speak Mystically
Newer News - The Randy Stonehill Connection:
Those familiar with the career of Randy Stonehill, Acoustic Rocker from the early seventies (still putting out records to this day), also known for working with his friends- Phil Keagy, Rick Cua, Rick Elias and many other wonderful artists from over the years will be pleased to know that Randy is now producing a CD for Jim. Just recently Randy had contacted Jim after hearing his music and they are in the process of starting the tracking, this one in the atmosphere of Bellevue, a part of Nashville Tennessee.
In addition Jim as a soloist, and then with his band, Humble Soul, have performed special shows for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and hope to continue to represent this fine organization as time goes forward.
Jim is looking at his first tour in Europe. Venues are starting to come together starting with a festival in Dresden and other parts of Germany, and then he is looking at some shows in Budapest, Italy, ending in Madrid before his trip home.
Pursuing what seems like an invasive light and loving the audiences along the way is the adventure. Come join Jim!