"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
October 2014 News:
So here we are in October and the fall is upon us in full force! This month we have some really fun stuff coming up for you!!!
Saturday October 4th we're at Highway Brewing Company in Pescadero as part of the first annual "Rocktoberfest" out in the beautiful beer gardens to celebrate the long tradition of enjoying great beer, food, and of course, live local music! The festival will feature a special menu along with several of the brewery's amazing selection of beers that are quickly gaining quite the reputation along the coast and beyond. If you hsve never visited this establishment you should change that and come check it out...some of the nicest people in the world own this place. :-)
We will be joined by our friends Acoustic Shadows and Sound Reasoning to round out the lineup for the day, and there will be a special Drool Pigs IPA on tap available only at the festival that was a collaboration created by our good friends Erik Rozite and brew master Jeff Page. We here it's all the rage!
Tickets are available for purchase online for a discounted price here:
Tickets at the door are $10 and kids are free!
Music is from 12-6PM
Friday October 10th we're at our favorite local spot in the Santa Cruz mountains, The Felton Trout Farm Inn, for two sets of foot stomping tunes + special guests TBA. Free show and the music starts at 8:30PM. Trout Farm makes delicious and affordable food, full bar, and a super friendly staff!
Saturday October 25th we'll be making our first visit to Hopmonk Brewing Company in Novato for a show in the beer gardens for three sets. These guys make some of the best beer in California and the menu is packed full of mouth watering goodies as well. Free show and the music is from 5-8PM.
We will be taking the month of November to continue our work on new material and be back for one show in December to close out what has been one hell of a year for us. Till we meet again...thank you for your support!
-Marty, MP, Nick, Bear, Richie & Papa Jon
"The Poor Man's Velvet"
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
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