"Follow The Jim"

Upcoming Shows

"Dance Party!" w/ Sweet HayaH & Corduroy Jim

Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA. 95063


CJ teams up with our friends, Sweet HayaH, another terrific San Jose act that features blistering vocals by lead singer Nehal Abuelata and her funky, fill your soul six piece ensemble. This crew kicks ass!

We're really excited about this show and to be returning to the world famous Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz!

Sweet HayaH http://sweethayah.com/

$5.00 Advance $8.00 Door Age limit: 21+

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Corduroy Jim @ Little Lou's BBQ

Litte Lou's BBQ, 2455 . S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA. 95008


We love this place! A super intimate venue with terrific BBQ and an excellent variety of craft beers on tap, All ages and no cover, Little Lou's has become a premier spot in the south bay for live music. Bring your appetite!

No Cover Age limit: All ages

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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 January 2015 News:

Happy New Year Everyone!

The band will be playing several local dates here in the bay area and out of town while we lead up to spring of 2015 for our annual "Lovefest" show March 21st  at Don Quixote's in Felton. Just this month alone we'll be breaking bread at Little Lou's BBQ in Campbell on the 17th, Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City on the 23rd, and The Felton Trout Farm Inn w/ our buds Acoustic Shadows on the 30th. February features a real treat of a show at Moe's Alley on the 12th w/ our San Jose comrades, Sweet HayaH and their high energy style of funk, rock, and soul, and stopping by The Crow's Nest on the 27th for a two set show.

We're so very excited to get our year rolling with all of you and can't wait to reconnect. Check our calendar for all the details!
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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