Jim Page in Concert
Jim Page is on tour and will be coming back to the Marshall Grange on Saturday May 9 beginning at 7:30 P.M. Jim is a topical folk singer in the tradition of folks like of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and U. Utah Phillips. His songs are stories of social relevance honestly chronicling the events of the day, told with enough empathy and humor to leave you feeling that there is still hope.
He learned his performance skills on the streets of New York and Europe, then honed them in Seattle after he got the city council to adopt an ordinance legalizing busking and opening up the city for it's now famous street music scene. In the early days he played in a roller rink, as a between sets musician at rock concerts, cocktail lounges where he was seldom invited back, and jazz clubs where he was never invited back. He covers a wide range of topics from sweet songs to a tale about going to Eugene Oregon for a Grateful Dead show, to American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier, to the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle, to the killing of civilians, collateral damage, in the Middle Eastern wars. His songs have been covered by notables such as Christy Moore, The Moving Hearts, Dick Gaughan, Roy Bailey, The Doobie Brothers, Leftover Salmon, David Soul, John Trudell, Michael Hedges, Bjorn Afzelius, Joanne Rand, Casey Neal, Orville Johnson, David Gans, and others. Jim's internationally celebrated anti-nuclear anthem Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette is included on the Grammy nominated Smithsonian Folkways collection Best of Broadside, and much of his catalogue has been archived by Smithsonian Folkways. As longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter said, "If Jim Page ain't the bastard son of Woody Guthrie I'm T-Bone Walker".
Jim can still be found busking in Seattle at the Pike Street Market and Sea-Tac Airport, but the roller rink and cocktail bars have been replaced with folk houses, benefit concerts and festivals around the world. He has shared the stage with Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Dan Bern, Michelle Shocked, Mickey Hart, J.J. Cale, Robert Hunter, Chuck Brodsky, and John Hammond. He is also known to take the stage and jam with the electric band Leftover Salmon, often making up the lyrics as he goes along.
Like the troubadours and topical folk singers of old, Jim chronicles the events of our time, opening the minds and souls of those willing to listen and leaving them with a smile on their face and hope in their heart. As someone said after his last concert at the Marshall Grange, "Jim's an American Treasure". A versatile man, he will take you on a roller coaster ride of both the mind and the soul, and let you out with a smile on your face and hope in your heart. You can learn more about him and sample his music at www.jimpage.net.
The Marshall Grange is located at 4940 Marshall Road, in Garden Valley. Driving directions may be found at www.marshallgrange.org.
Marshall Grange Hall (View)
4040 Marshall Road
Garden Valley, CA 95633
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