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“Rough-edged country singers have long been one of the Valley’s best exports. Guitarman/singer Jim Bachmann carries the torch well. His gravelly voice and parred-down country sound will strike a chord with Outlaw and old-timey country fans looking for edgy but rootsy songs about hard jobs, fast women and strong drinks...”

“Jim Bachmann is something of a musical chef. Along with upright bassist Chris Barrett and drummer Mike Lopez, Bachmann uses his geetar to blend meaty chunks of blues, country, honky tonk, and other rootsy sounds to create an enticing sonic concoction of Americana anytime he performs at such Tempe nightspots as Last Exit Bar & Grill or the Yucca Tap Room. Bachmann is equally adept at spinning woeful yarns about spending Christmas drunk off his ass, being lonesome, or just drowning his sorrows in drink. We'd be willing to spring for some counseling for the dude, but it'd probably cause his music to suffer instead of his psyche.”

“To those people who say that country music is making a comeback, I say it never left. It just went on a soul-searching mission for a while to rediscover its heritage and identity before resurfacing to remind people why it’s still around. One of those reminders has come in the form of Jim Bachmann. I haven’t heard country music like that since I was a kid in dad’s car unable to control the radio. And there began my fondness for country music, real country music. And that’s exactly where my mind and memory went to as soon as Jim started singing. It has been a very long time since I have heard anything new that maintains a familiar, nostalgic sound. His original songs are just as, if not more, enjoyable. Young or old, everyone can relate to songs of lost loves, beer, and heartache. Those themes always apply to life. But that voice, along with the music, immediately reminds older generations of their long ago pasts and the pioneers of the country sound.”

"Rough-edged country singers have long been one of the Valley’s best exports. Guitarman/singer Jim Bachmann carries the torch well. His gravelly voice and pared-down country sound will strike a chord with Outlaw and old-timey country fans looking for edgy but rootsy songs about hard jobs, fast women and strong drinks. After getting chased off the first train he performed on, Bachmann and a couple bearded buddies knocked this train out with “Grave.”

“For the first one we lined up local country singer-guitarist Jim Bachmann who brought along his friend, highly-respected local peddle steel player Tony Martinez to play a cover of Alan Jackson's "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow" in honor of Jackson's appearance at Country Thunder this Saturday. By the way, Bachmann has a super cool show coming up April 29 at the Yucca Tap Room, playing with Mitch and Greg, the rhythm section from What Laura Says and Tim Rovnak from Los Guys on accordion/keys. Here's hoping Martinez also stops by. That show also features Matt Reveles and Shelby James so it should be a hell of a night.”