MP3 Jim Robinson - All The Way Home
Runs the gamut from whimsical to thoughtful, personal to universal, with driving beats, upfront vocals, his signature guitar work, and sparkling production.
11 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, FOLK: Folk Pop
After a too-long hiatus, Montreal-based singer songwriter Jim Robinson is very much back on the music scene.
His latest album All the Way Home, in particular the eco-inspired and time goes by, is currently getting airplay on CBC stations across Canada. A collection of bright, out-going, up-tempo songs, it was released just before Christmas (2006) and live performances are scheduled for March at Rasputin''s in Ottawa, and April at the Adair Coffee House in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue.
This is Jim''s third CD, all three of which have been produced by talented multi-instrumentalist Jason Lang, Penny''s son, who has worked with (among others) Isabelle Boulay, Amanda Marshall and Roch Voisine. Their second collaboration, a more reflective, hypnotic series of 11 soundscapes entitled Working in the Dark was released in 2005.
The first CD, Heading South, (2003)is a spirited blend of folk and country songs rooted in the musical and story telling traditions of rural life in Quebec''s Eastern Townships where Jim grew up, singing and playing guitar in a local dance band with his dad, performing in schools, community halls and barn dances as well as on local radio and television shows.
Fans of the 70''s & 80''s Montreal-based road bands J.W. FISH and THE ROBINSON FOWLER BAND will remember Jim—band leader, vocalist, guitar and bass player—along with band mates Susan Fowler, Rich Hammond, Bill Davis and Ed Kaye, from their performances in clubs and hotels in the greater Montreal area, Ontario, the Maritimes and northern Vermont. It was during this time he started writing and performing some of his own material, which won recognition from the American Song Festival and a first television appearance on the national CBC series, "Who''s New."
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