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Upcoming Shows

"2015 Zayante Fall Hoedown"

Private Event

The 2015 Fall Hoedown is a private/invite only event. If you would like to attend please email us and we can get you the details. Full lineup of bands to follow soon...

TBA Age limit: All ages


"Friday The 13th Show @ Little Lou's"

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

CJ returns to our favorite south bay spot, Little Lou's BBQ, for a rare Friday The 13th musical spectacular. Should be interesting....three sets beginning at 8PM, no cover, and all ages. See you there!


"A CJ Christmas!"

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

It's our last show of the year as we celebrate the holiday season together at our favorite music spot in the south bay, Little Lou's BBQ.

Come in from the cold and warm your bones to three sets from your favorite lads! Happy holidays to you and yours...-Corduroy im



"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

August 2015 News,

We are a little bit behind in updating the news this month.  That's because we have been so busy! 

August started off with a rousing set at the 71st Santa Clara County Fair on Saturday August 1st.  We played to a capacity crowd at the Christopher Park music stage and were treated to a world class sound system with an awesome monitor mix.  Every musician knows that hearing yourself on stage is the key to a great vocal and instrumental performance.  We were fortunate to have the pros from TEC productions looking after us during that set, and they did not disappoint. 

Last Thursday, August 6th, Marty, Rich and their friend Josh Baker on stand-up bass, played the beautiful Testarossa winery's Winebar 107 as an acoustic trio, highlighting the folksy Americana side of the CJ repertoire.  Complete with great wine and a post-set thunder storm, this was an evening to remember and we hope to return for a repeat engagement. 

This month, our highlight show is 8pm on Friday August 14th at Don Quixote's Music Hall, our old haunt!  With our good friend and cohort Skippy Sherred performing sound man duties, this will be a great sounding show!   We will be joining The Fintztones and headliners Steven Graves Band for a night of the finest local Americana music.   Don Quixote's is one of the premier music venues in the South Bay, so come out and support local music and say hello.  We'd love to see you!

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. There are many of our live shows there now so check it out, yo!

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 #4 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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