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Jimmy Durkin / Press

“Jimmy Durkin makes no apology for planning to stay out all night in “Party On,” The song was inspired by his memories of the Flick, the Coral Gables coffeehouse his father owned in the 1970s. At the venue, which hosted Dion, Joni Mitchell, Townes Van Zandt, Bobby Ingram and David Crosby, Durkin made coffee, set up the stage and learned about music. “I sat behind the little wall in front of the kitchen door, watching the performers onstage and dreamed of one day writing a song and doing that,” he recalls. Over the years, he wrote many songs and, in 2009, finally gathered the nerve to play an open mike at Luna Star Cafe in North Miami.After shows at the Flick, musicians would head to the Grove for more live music.“One evening, Vince Martin and Bob Ingram wanted me to come along to the Feedbag to hear this guy they wanted my dad to hire. … Someone said, ‘C’mon Jimmy. I keep a note here in my pocket from my momma, says we can party on till the break of dawn.” ”

“I really love your stuff man. I picked you up from Jen(He Said She Said) lovely lady and true heart. I read your profile and you sure got this music game nailed man. You remind me of an acoustic J J Cale on the new one 'I got a Knack' which can't be a bad thing. You have a real easy delivery Jimmy which is so refreshing in these days when everyone is trying to bust a gut pouring out false emotion and it also is obvious you know what your singing about which is another great attribute. I think it helps when you have done other things in life rather than just be a musician. Anyway Jimmy will look out for you man and look forward to hearing more from you. I tend to go on a bit as Jen would probably tell you but when I hear something a bit special I like to tell the artist..I mean that's what we're here for right. Stay in touch my man and all the best. Jacks...my friends call me that...used to be a big gambler in another life. Jackson Roque ”

Jackson Roque - Reverbnation

“Jimmy, I must say you've done really well with your music considering you've had no training and stuff.I was really impressed with what I heard here today and good on you for following your dream. I have to say I loved all your songs. You're a true inspiration to many. Jen ”

Jen Dwyer - She SaiD and Hillbillydix