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Jimmy Haggard / Press

“Jimmy Haggard will mystify the teen shoppers who happen out of their cellphones to a sound that is alien to them: broken-heart love cries from a different planet in a distant time.”

“Blues on the Plaza at Northgate Mall in Durham - Free Blues show 6-9pm by Jimmy Haggard, Reverbnation Top 10 worldwide recording artist. “Jimmy’s Jam” will include some of the Triangle’s best blues artists playing electric blues fused with hot rock and funk grooves....”

“Friday, May 16, 7-9pm: Jimmy Haggard, Reverbnation Top 10 worldwide recording artist, presents “Jimmy’s Jam” appearing with some of the Triangle’s best blues artists playing electric blues fused with hot rock and funk grooves.”

“The Jimmy Haggard Band's latest single, "Warm Me Up", brings the heat with a smokin' hot groove. The musicians on "Warm Me Up" are: Jimmy Haggard (vocals/guitar) - Rodney Winley (bass) - Syneca Foster (drums) - Sheldon Pugh (keys). The global release date is March 2 2014, distributed through partnership associated with Interscope/Universal Music Group (UMG). Pre-Release is available NOW direct from the artist at: http://www.jimmyhaggard.com/ If you would like to the see the Jimmy Haggard Band, their next show will be for the RMC TV - Live & Loud Sunday Concert Series at Deep South The Bar on February 16 - 9pm. The show will be filmed and recorded. The Jimmy Haggard Band is a Triangle North Carolina area band that plays electric blues with some serious funk and rock grooves. For more information on the Jimmy Haggard Band go to www.jimmyhaggard.com Wild Falcon Records is a global independent record label based out of Raleigh NC. ### contact: music@wildfalconrecords.com”

“West Coast native Jimmy Haggard spent years pogoing between jobs—accountant and marketer, IT manager and cowboy, laborer and cook. But during those four decades he never stopped making music; at last, the 59-year-old blues rocker is in a position to give it more of his attention. He's released a few albums in the last three years and recently opened a studio and rehearsal space in Raleigh. His gruff, wiry vocals recall Warren Zevon, while the music steeps in electric blues, with elements of Americana, funk and psychedelia stretching the sound”

“Bill Bell, Mayor of Durham, North Carolina, “The annual festival is an event that displays Durham’s character, diversity and heritage. It has great traditional blues artists, such as Big Daddy Wilson and Jimmy Haggard this year, along with great food and crafts.””

“The 26th annual Bull Durham Blues Festival—Bull Durham Blues Festival: Big Daddy Wilson, Claudette King, Jimmy Haggard Band, Rhonda Robichaux Band, Jason Damico & the New Blue ”

“Jimmy Haggard, the Triangle Blues Society’s president, said the festival taps into a lot of the history of this region. “Durham is one of the cradles of early blues music,” Haggard said. Haggard, whose band performed at the festival, said he first became interested in blues music when he was 16-years-old and realized that many of his favorite rock’n’roll bands were inspired by old blues artists. “I can’t listen to anything without hearing blues in it,” Haggard said. The Raleigh-based singer, originally from Los Angeles, describes his band’s style as electric and high energy blues, and he plans to play a mix of originals and cover songs at the festival. ”

“JH's studio CDs are good, but live what's he like? From this CD I'd say even better, in that if you go to a Jimmy Haggard gig, there'll be a solid good time guaranteed. This raw but ready CD is the proof. -- Red House -- Captures the raw live sound in all its earthy honesty - this is not some sterile HiFi cut - but remains true to the venue ambient sound, with the minimum of studio post-recording processing. You can also hear the audience digging the music and Jimmy interacting with them! -- Rock Me Baby/ Little Red Rooster -- Not so much a medley of two tunes, as a shuffle where the lyrics to both tunes are mixed seamlessly into one. Good rockabilly feel to the guitar. Comes complete with blues howl. -- Warm Me Up -- An original tune from JH - Blues with a funk soul flavor; the band keeping firmly in the pocket and groove throughout. Fluid bass with some wicked hi-hat work going on. This is a partnership that is working and loving their work!”

“Jimmy Haggard hit Finland's Blues Music Chart with Hot Summer Day at 7 and It's Not Personal at 8, and continued with 17 chart appearances.”

"Jimmy Haggard was on the Top 30 list for New York DJ, Greg Parmerton (NYC - Turtle Bay on Manhattan Island)" The song "Hot Summer Day" was released by Jimmy Haggard on his Hot Summer Day album in September 2010. Hot Summer Day was released by Paper Moon Studios and distributed by ReverbNation.

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"Overall Jimmy's work shines best when he's minded to surprise you by taking the blues a little further. Mojo Hand - I can only describe this as relaxed with a Bayou "Swamp" vibe. We kick off this one with a killer riff at 0:06 - I wanted to hear it again but it didn't come up! (You really are a "Bad Boy" Jimmy) Also some really nice wah echo guitar work. Blue Sky - Fairly straight ahead lyrics but these act as a nice foil to some sparky lead playing; if you like some crunchy cookies with your cream here it is! I don't know who the bass player is, from a pic on Jimmy's website I assume he's also doubling on bass for this track. Overall there's a nice old Gibson EBO sound here - think Jack Bruce of Cream tone. Some good bass riffs avoiding cliches too. It's Not Personal - Picture a good slice of Dr. John on vocals, Phil Manzanera on guitar, more than a touch of funky reggae rhythm influence and we get… this track."

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