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Friday October 17 ~ Jim St. James ~ Tom 2.0 ~
8:00 pm, Singer/songwriter Jim St. James is an acoustic folk/alternative folk rock artist from the greater Chicago/NW Indiana area.
He now resides along the gulf coast, and performs primarily between Florida and Mississippi with annual tours in the great lakes and southwest portions of the US.
Currently, James is working on his sixth CD release, “Till the Wheels Fall Off,” which he plans to release this summer. His song, “Caroline”, formerly charted at #1 on the Roots Americana Charts. Currently, he is #37 on Reverbnation's independent singer songwriter charts for the United States.
Throughout his professional career (which began in 1998), James has performed hundreds of shows and has shared the stage with countless acts here at home as well as in Canada and Europe. He's been a repeat performer at The Frank Brown Songwriters Festival and The National Shrimp Fest and has participated in multiple songwriter gatherings and various festivals in the Midwest and south.
Penning songs since the age of 15, James attributes his plunge into pursuing his music full time to his father, James Sr. and friends including, John Ross, Marcia Day, Jimmy Seals (Seals and Crofts) and Tony Arata...and full time is exactly what he does. Living on the road from show to show, city to city, he is the actual definition of a modern day troubadour!
His prolific lyrics, clear vocals and unorthodox guitar playing styles have been gaining him notoriety with fans, venues and festivals across the U.S. one show at a time. James and his lead guitarist, Scott Jordans, live out their days for the love of music, barreling down the highway in their 'Lincoln Limo Campinental Silverhawk with an incessant thirst for the next gig! This year's travels will take them from Indiana to the gulf coast and southwest into a string of shows between Tucson, Phoenix and the greater Las Vegas area. Visit www.jimstjames.com
9:20pm,Tom 2.0 - Tom has been involved in music since a very young age, first receiving organ lessons in the 3rd grade before finding the instrument that would carry him from 4th grade throughout his college years, the trumpet. Over the years he added piano and bass to his musical arsenal, eventually adding in every single concert band instrument you could think of, which is necessary when you are planning to become a band teacher! It wasn't until Tom moved to Arizona 17 years ago and had a good amount of free time that he finally attempted the guitar and discovered his true passion.
In 2012, Tom discovered the online virtual world known as Second Life, which is at its very basic a game similar to The Sims with virtual computerized avatars controlled by people all around the world. Within this world, musicians can perform from their homes, streaming live and sharing their music worldwide. Over the course of that year, Tom performed more than 500 one hour shows and developed his show, his guitar style, and his sense of humor which shows up not just during in-between song banter but in his amusing originals. Over the last year, Tom decided to make his way out of the virtual world and explore the real world around us.
Tom brings several elements of the online experience to his real world shows. The first is an online song list, constantly being added to and updated, of all the songs he could do. The second part is the ability to text Tom your requests and messages right from that song list, all of which show up on Tom's iPad as he performs live, seeing your comments or questions or favorite songs. The third component is the ability for anyone to listen into his shows, regardless of where you are. Tom streams his performances for anyone to hear, even if they can't make a real life show in person. Check out www.tom2point0.com for more details on all of this as well as links to Tom's YouTube, Soundcloud, and Facebook pages.
Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Saturday October 18 ~ Mitzy Ward ~ Jo Williamson ~
8:00 pm, Enjoy an evening of acoustic folk from two talented women singer / songwriters. You'll hear classic tunes, new folk, political parodies, and heart-grabbing originals, performed on guitar, autoharp, and other astonishing instruments.
The coffee will be ON! Bring your Fiddler's Dream bottomless mug for your free refills...See you at Fidd's!
Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Fiddler's Dream is located one block north of Glendale Avenue on 17th Street, on the Southeast corner of 17th Street and Cactus Wren. Use the newly opened Sprouts grocery at 16th Street and Glendale as a landmark - we are one block further East on Glendale, and when you reach 17th Street turn North and go one block to Cactus Wren. 1702 East Glendale, Phoenix, AZ, 85020 is the street address to plug into your map app.