Jim Bradford + Band
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Jim Bradford + Band

Georgetown, Colorado, United States | SELF

Georgetown, Colorado, United States | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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"Jim Bradford – Redraw The Line"

Scene Magazine's Brady Smith Tackles Redraw the Line - Scene Magazine

"Folk Rocker Jim Bradford...Music, Dinosaurs and the Backwoods"

Interview on American Chronicle - American Chronicle

"Folk Rocker Jim Bradford...Music, Dinosaurs and the Backwoods"

Interview on American Chronicle - American Chronicle

"Colorado; The Rockies, Nuggets, & Jim Bradford. The latest in Folk Music's ready to Redraw the Line"

Folk music isn't about mainstream. It's about integrity and heart. Both can and will be found in Jim Bradford's Redraw the Line. - American Chronicle


“Folk rock raised to raised to a soulful, intensive level… extremely stretching and knowing; captivating to the end” –John Shoemaker - altcountryforum.nl

“I'm attached to (the album) and have found myself singing the songs all day--so they are indeed catchy” – John Delassus – The Primadonnas

’Wow, I just got around to listening to your cd. It is sooo impressive. Your songs and songwriting are perfect for the full band sound. and it sounds awesome and the songs are so catchy and memorable. Great job. it's a very unique sound, too. i also love the way your verses and choruses are different but flow so easily.” - Rhonda Lynn Mouser, St. Luis Valley Songwriter
- Alt Country Forum and others

"Jim Bradford in Tallahassee"

(Great) set Wednesday at the Warehouse. Your stuff rocked man, I especially like Free...great stuff! Did you say you have an album coming out soon? Definitely let me know, I'd love to buy one from you.


brent carr
brent@openURmic.com | 865-680-6134 | www.openURmic.com - brent carr - openURmic


"Redraw the Line" released 2010.

Boot legs are floating around - "Best of Ionized Nation," "Ionizers live at El King Kong" being the most notable standouts.



Introducing the band:

Dave Lewis - Bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals. Dave hails from Maryland, and has extensive playing experience. Dave spent 6 years in Charlotte, NC immersed in the local jam band scene. Dave played lead guitar for Layland Sphere, who toured in support of The Wailers. Dave holds an MS in Music specializing in jazz guitar.

Wyley - electric guiltar. Influenced heavily by the blues, Wyley a wonderful guitarist that will really get you going.

Jim Zarske - Drums and percussion. Jim is an energy conservation engineer and a talented drummer. His roots are in Jazz. He used to play in jazz ensembles around his home town of Pamona, CA.

Jim Bradford - acoustic guitar, vocals. Jim writes songs, sings and plays guitar. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association. Jim is originally from Montana. He currently runs his own energy engineering consulting practice. See his professional site at www.mesapointenergy.com

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Jim has mellowed from a punk rock beginning. Major influences include late 1980's punk, then Grateful Dead, Richard Thompson, Cat S, Lucinda W, and other popular singer/songwriter types.

Currently Jim is performing solo acoustic and with a gtr/bass/drums trio "JB + Band." As Jim notes "playing with a band gives a great sound and is super fun, but for delivering a story and the attending strong emotions, solo acoustic is the best format. That is why I like to do a variety of gig-types."

International travel has really helped Jim understand the human condition in all its glory - China, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Guatemala, Salvador, Belize, Mexico, Canada, England.

Noted for his clear yet quirky story-telling and strong, rocking, hooky musical style, Jim provides a new and unique take on modern rock and folk music. Fellow songwriters have commented on his vivid style, noting that his music and sound come "out of left field" - really unexpected, really great.
Band History:

ToXic Thoughts - 1987 - 1989
Ionized Nation / Ionizers - 1990 - 1993
Jefferson Street Band - 1998 - 2004
Jim Bradford - 2000 - now.

Other stuff:

Performs solo and also as a duo with Dave Lewis from time to time.

Jim is a prolific and powerful song-writer. All bands have focused on performing Jim and other band member's material.

Travelling heavily, Jim has performed in cities throughout America: LA, NYC, Austin, Nasvhille, Denver, Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Madison, Pookipsee, Chicagoland, San Francisco, Madison, Duluth, Texas. You name it!

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