"Corduroy Jim's new record 'Cinco' is reminiscent of early '90s jam-band with influences ranging from Strangefolk, Ekoostic Hookah and Pearl Jam to Phish and God Street Wine."

-Jam Band Friendly Magazine

August 2014 News:

Friends along the peninsula or in San Francisco can join us on Thursday August 28 for our return to the lovely Winter's Tavern in Pacifica.  This is a great venue for music and the staff have been wonderful to us and very welcoming.  We look forward to playing this special show and to having you there!  Music starts at 9pm.

As a quick review; last Friday's show at The Trout Farm Inn was a great evening of music!  Sound Reasoning got things started with some very groovy reggae-inspired jams and then we brought the night to a climax with a rousing rendition of "Enter Sandman".  A splendid time was had by all!

Stay tuned for September news...coming soon!

We love you all and thank you for your support...

-Marty, MP, Nick, Bear, Richie & Papa Jon


Who is Corduroy Jim...?

Born of the musical evolution of numerous collaborations and an insatiable thirst for power, Corduroy Jim burst into being during the renowned Original Music Renaissance of fin de siècle San Jose. Marked by some provincial success with the release of their album 'Hanger' they are systematically parlaying that into a wider provincial success with their current sophomore effort 'Cinco'.

Corduroy Jim is a six piece unit featuring Martin Rodriquez and Rich Thomas on guitars, Nick Chargin on keyboards, Michael Palladino on drums, Jon "John" Hassan on saxophone, and Steve "Bear" Strom spanking the bass plank. Individually, members of the band have been involved in a myriad of musical conglomerations over the years – sharing the stage with such diverse artists as String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon to Greenday and Train to Johnny Guitar Watson and the Temptations. Together they combine the fluid excitement of live improvisation with the intricacy of innovatively structured originals and the economic shrewdness of atypically low cover charges. If you were to steal the band iPod you would find interests as diverse as Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, P-Funk, Genesis, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and Phish, and could probably get yourself $40 on Craigslist to boot.

Forever staying true to their founding principles, based upon a sacred peyote fueled apprehension of the modern musical kibbutz and the overarching desire to reach into the souls of as many listeners as humanly possible, Corduroy Jim are fan favorites from Bridgeville to Barstow and beyond. Providing an eclectic mix of rock, soul, funk, and Americana, Corduroy Jim takes you on a musical safari with every performance - incorporating soaring three and four part harmonies, improvisational acrobatics and driving rhythms. Buckle up, put on your goggles and drink the kool-aid...this ain't your mama's jam band. 

Corduroy Jim was recently ranked #7 Singer-Songwriter in San Jose on Reverb Nation and their most recent record, "Cinco", has received terrific response from their fans, and a glowing review from Jam Band Friendly Magazine.

Gaining buzz and new fans every day as they have begun branching out with regional tours, Corduroy Jim is proud to call San Jose, California home. Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you very soon at one of our shows or just loitering in the park... -CJ

"The group combines all the best elements of contemporary pop-rock, from Neil Young folk harmonies to the soaring arena rock of U2"

-Garrett Wheeler, SJ Metro



Upcoming Shows


"Rocktoberfest!" w/ Acoustic Shadows & Sound Reasoning

Highway 1 Brewing Company, 5720 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadero, CA. 94060


Nothing says October like awesome local micro brews and music...together for an afternoon in the fall along the gorgeous northern coast of California. CJ is joined by our good buds Acoustic Shadows & Sound Reasoning. Cheers!

TBA Age limit: All ages

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"Corduroy Jim w/ The Sac Storytellers"

Trout Farm Inn, 7701 East Zayante Rd., Felton, CA.


The Sac Storytellers return to our neck of the woods to lay down their infectious beats and keep you dancing. Don't miss this rare appearance from our brothers!

Free Show Age limit: 21+

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"Because I'm Hoppy!"

Hopmonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA. 94945


Our first time out in the beer gardens at Hopmonk Tavern, a premier Marin County destination for live music. Great food, excellent beers, and a terrific atmosphere for the best local music around. We play from 5-8 PM and it's a free show! -CJ

Free Show Age limit: All ages

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