Troubled Spirit is a vehicle for the song writing styles of Jim Ittenbach (Jim I). Although it can take on many forms, including a performing band that frequents the clubs in the Baltimore and Washington DC area. Troubled Spirit started off as a metal band from the DC area in the early 1990's. They evolved into a classic/modern rock band a few years later. Their live shows are known for high energy and interaction with the audience. They are one of the few bands that can cover Jethro Tull properly, thanks to a high level of musicianship from every member and Jim I's flute playing (when he's not fingering his strat).
Expect to see many new tunes to appear this year, as Jim I has gathered his friends (all of whom are Troubled Spirits in their own right) and returned to the studio. Jim I has developed into a keen engineer and producer, as well as being an accomplished musician. Though never desiring to be a classical musician Jim I also studied at Baltimore's prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music to hone his skills. In a lot of ways the bigger influence was from the musicians he admired the most, including Ian Anderson and Martin Barre of Jethro Tull (to name but a few)!
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