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These days, Jim Gilmour is bouncing between St Petersburg Florida and hills of Vermont. Jim began writing songs in earnest in 1998. After twenty years of supporting other artists as producer, sound engineer, and side musician, in 2003, Jim finally released a solo CD. The CD “Quarterline” produced by Ben Wisch and the follow up "Flatworld" both that capture an intimate portrait of Jim’s style and sound. Teamed up with Paul Carroccio on drums and Ryan Dubois on bass for over ten years, the Jim Gilmour Band has been touring regularly for all of those years, and still loves it. The time performing together has developed in the band a comfortable style and interaction that encourages risk, with electrifying results.
Jim founded his compositional style searching for new sounds and grooves on his acoustic (and electric) 6, 8 and 12 sting guitars, using multiple and partial capos, and alternate tunings. His subjects, sometimes veiled, sometimes chillingly frank are composed from the everyday subjects of life; the temptations of addiction, love and love lost, and the power of connection, all while celebrating the mystery of life. (...talk about a run on sentence...)
Not content to work in a vacuum, Jim tours in a variety of configurations, most often solo, but a bunch with the Jim Gilmour Band; Paul on drums, Ryan on bass and occasionally Charlie on Hammond B3, Jeff on electric guitar and Jon on saxophone. Jim’s style is casual, and confident, and his comfortable delivery of anecdotes and audience interaction results in a captivating, if not curious, show.
In addition to his solo career Jim continues to produce and engineer CD’s for independent artists. He is also a frequent multi instrumentalist and backing vocalist and guitarist for friends on the road and in the studio. He has worked with artists such as Moors and McCumber, James Mee, Russ Lawton, Rick Redington, Duane Carleton, Foxtrot Zulu, and many, many others, including the a fun stint with the Celtic band, Wind That Shakes the Barley.
· Winner of the 2002 KRCL Performing Songwriter Showcase Contest, Park City, UT
· Producer of the Turn of the Tide Acoustic Music Series www.turnofthetide.com
· Owner/Operator of the recording studio Southview Arts – a digital room with an analog view.
· SolarFest founder, supporter, stage sound, house band director and booking