Jim founded his compositional style while searching for new sounds and grooves on his acoustic guitar using multiple and partial capos and alternate tunings. His lyrics, 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.
Not content to work in a vacuum, Jim Gilmour performed over 150 dates in 2002, in a variety of configurations. Solo, in the acoustic duo Acoustic Alley with Duane Carleton, as a sideman for recording artist Laura Molinelli and as bassist in the acoustic rock band The Vapours. Jim's style is casual, and confident, and his comfortable delivery of anecdotes and audience interaction results in a captivating show.
In addition to his solo career Jim continues to produce and engineer CD's for independent artists. He is also a bassist and backing vocalist for many performing acts on the road and in the studio. He has worked with artists such as James Mee, Kort & Beth McCumber, Rick Redington, jam band Foxtrot Zulu, and many other local and regional acts including 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 Southview Arts - a professional recording retreat
Check out the artist's website:
1. Long Way Down
2. I Don't Think So
3. Leaving Despair
4. I'm Not The One
5. Fallen Down Angel
8. Borrowed Time
9. Take Me To Chelsea