"Follow The Jim"

Upcoming Shows

"Burning Down The House!" w/ Sweet HayaH

Trout Farm Inn, 7701 E. Zayante Road, Felton, CA. 95018 USA


Trout Farm is one of our favorite local spots and we're going to be co-billing with our buds in Sweet HayaH once again! These cats kick ass and we love sharing the stage with them anywhere, anytime!

More details coming soon...

$5.00 Age limit: 21+

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"Spill The Wine!"

Wine Bar 107 @ Testarossa Winery, 300 College Ave, Los Gatos, CA. 95030


Come and enjoy the beautiful landscape and award winning wines at Testarossa Wine Bar 107. A relaxed atmosphere, ample seating, a full menu of award winning and delicious appetizer plates.

If you have not yet visited this historical winery now is the perfect time to do so while enjoying your favorite band as well! Cheers!

No Cover

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Campbell Second Saturday Series

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Downtown Campbell, East Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA.


Our first appearance at the Second Saturday Series in downtown Campbell. featuring arts, crafts, live music, food, and drinks for the afternoon. More details to come....

Free Age limit: All ages

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"Perfect texturing, brilliant solos, and robust musicality sets Corduroy Jim apart from your typical jam band. And while they're proficient in the ways of the traditional jam band, their talents lie beyond the apparent "groove". "Cinco" is a thoughtful, poetic take on the more soulful aspects of psychedelic, country, Americana, and funk." -Christopher Millard@San Francisco Examiner

CJ March 2015 News:

Spring is almost here and we have two ultra special shows for you! March 17th we are back at Little Lou's BBQ in Campbell for a St. Paddy's Day Party, complete with two smoking sets of CJ grooves, green beer, tasty ribs, and a featured dessert courtesy of Psycho Donuts! This is a free show and all ages so the whole family can join in on the fun. This is our new south bay home for live music and we highly recommend you come check out everything Little Lou's has to offer.

March 21st we'll be celebrating the Spring Equinox @ Don Quixote's in Felton for Lovefest 2015 featuring Grampa's Chili and a reunion performance from the legendary funky trio, Elephino. In case you are not familiar with the music of Elephino they feature our very own Nick Chargin on keys, Bret Bailey (Bliss Ninnies/Shady Groove/Spirit Of 76') on drums, and Pete Novembre (Grampa's Chili, Corduroy Jim, Om Trio) on bass. If Elephino doesn't make you a convert of the funk, then nothing will! Who knows the next time these guys will get together for a show....?
This show is going to be one that you absolutely have to be there to witness as there are a number of surprises in store for everyone!

Tickets are available at the Don Quixote's website and also from the band so if you want to get the discounted price of $10 send us a message and we'll get you all set up.

You can always catch the latest and greatest on all things Corduroy Jim by following us on
 Facebook and Twitter or just stop by the website, too.

In the meantime we invite you to check out our "Archive" page where you can listen to full live shows of CJ anytime your little heart desires. Full set lists and easy streaming/downloading available right at your fingertips

Also, if you would like to read our latest glowing review of "Cinco" from SF Examiner's Christopher just click here...really cool stuff!

We thank every single one of you who has continued to support us all these years.....so much gratitude and love to all of you.

-Marty, MP, Nick, Bear, Richie & Papa Jon
Corduroy Jim
"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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