Stacy Lynne Santilli, vocals/guitar/piano
Jim Steiner, vocals/guitar/harmonica
This dynamic singer/songwriter duo features the scintillating vocals of Stacy Lynne Santilli, paired with the rugged, earthy acoustic guitar and warm harmonies of Jim Steiner. Together they craft musical vignettes of the people, places and moments imprinted on their hearts and in their minds.
Stacy and Jim’s musical partnership began over a decade ago, Stacy singing and Jim playing bass, in a bar band called Soul Kitchen. As the band names and players changed over the years, Stacy and Jim continually found themselves making music together. Most recently with the 5-piece band Xtra Sauce, during which time they played several dozen weddings, hundreds of bar gigs and had the pleasure of opening for award-winning country band Exile. Yearning to focus their creative energies on original material, Xtra Sauce disbanded and in early 2010, Jim laid down tracks of 14 original songs. A few weeks later, over a couple of pints at the local brewery, Jim asked Stacy if she might like to add some vocals, and the JIMnI project was born!
As the pages were torn from the calendar, Stacy’s amazing voice took the songs to a whole new dimension and that simple one-man recording grew and evolved into a vibrant, colorful soundscape. JIMnI’s self-titled debut CD features 13 original songs, with guest artists Troy Ricciardi, who adds slithering steel guitar on “Thief of Hearts,” “Bring ‘Em Home,” and “Not For Sale”; and Jen Slayden, whose exquisite, heart-touching cello wends and weaves through “Don’t Look Back” and “Angels”. Stacy adds beautiful piano parts to “Pictures,” “Crash and Burn” and “Bring “Em Home”. From edgy (“Hope”) and dark (“Rusted Crosses,” “For You”), to humorous (“Kiss My Ass”) and heartfelt (“Better Than This”), the songs are passionate and honest. This is one of those rare CDs that you’ll listen to from beginning to end, and then start over again!
JIMnI’s live performance is an energetic and absolutely mesmerizing showcase of original tunes complemented with an eclectic collection of songs by their favorite artists, ranging from classics such as Patsy Cline, John Denver and The Band, to contemporary: Concrete Blonde, Brandi Carlile and The Civil Wars.
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