"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

"We'll be together, every year on that same date in November..."-Untitled

CJ November 2014 News:

Hey gang! While we have been laying low from live shows this month, the band has been busy working on all new material. It's always exciting to have new ideas be fully realized and with every new song comes another branch of creativity extended into the musical universe.

We do have one show in December that we would love to invite you to. Friday December 12 @ The Crows Nest in Santa Cruz where we always have a good time throwing down the grooves for you. The Crows Nest is pretty much a destination spot for locals and travelers alike. The food is terrific, the view is unbeatable, and it's a very warm room for music with a full bar and dance floor. The cover is $6 at the door and music is from 9-Midnight. For more information please visit their website

The band will be planning a winter tour around several local dates here in the bay area wile we lead up to spring of 2015 for our annual "Lovefest" show at Don Quixote's in Felton. Details will be coming your way soon so stay in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news!

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 on the quoted paragraph directly below our band photo or go to our press page...really cool stuff!

We wish all of you the very best as we head into the holiday season...be safe, kind, and love each other! Bless 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



Upcoming Shows

"Chase Away Your Winter Blues"

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


Our new year will start with a return to Little Lou's BBQ in Campbell. This little jewel features a very relaxed atmosphere, delicious bbq fare, and a choice selection of the finest micro brews available today! Two sets all night and no cover! Happy New Year!

No Cover Age limit: All ages

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Corduroy Jim Winter Tour- Nevada City & Sacramento

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