"On his latest CD, Sky, this gifted singer-songwriter grabs your ear and doesn't let go, whether he's delivering hard-hitting tunes about the world around us, or heartfelt personal ballads. He's a captivating performer, too -- so don't miss a chance to catch Jim Gill in concert!"
–John Soeder (Music Critic, Cleveland Plain Dealer)
"Jim Gill's acoustic-based music has an honesty that eclipses the most straightforward folk music. Gill writes with more depth than your average poet." "...he has a quiet intensity much like Greg Brown and John Gorka."
–Jeff Niesel (Music Critic, Cleveland Free Times)
Jim has opened for John Gorka at the 2005 Village Folk Festival and Nashville artist, Mary Gauthier at a 2007 Six String Concert staged in the Columbus Performing Arts Center. He also performed at the Rootstock concert held in Cleveland's legendary Cain Park in 2005. He was a new song finalist in the 2006 Kerrville Competition. His shows are punctuated with hilarious anecdotes culled from his experiences as the only boy in an Irish-Catholic family of 10! His stories are then often followed up with a poignant ballad or a farcical blues parody that has the audience riveted in a way that precious few performers enjoy. His indie release, Sky, has enjoyed critical praise from noteworthy press and local radio stations as his fan base swells. Jim's songwriting has been compared to John Gorka, Greg Brown and Harry Chapin. Jim was invited to contribute a song to the John Bassette compilation CD which also features tracks by Tom Paxton, Marti Jones and Don Dixon, Michael Stanley and others, as an even wider audience will become familiar with his trademark baritone voice which one producer described as "Jim Croce with range". Learn more about this rare find on the Northcoast at www.JimGillMusic.com
"Listening to your songs is an inspiration to me to keep on trying and writing. Ok, it was bad enough that I cried on a couple numbers, but since then, I haven't been able to get "SKY" out of my head, I guess that's the sign of a good tune, what an awesome song!! Thanks for the inspiration!
–Glenn Peterhansen (Performer)
"What's nice to hear (and almost always a yardstick for me) is how well songs stand on their own, without a band. Yours do! I've always liked the "I was just looking fastball, and got thrown a curve" line. Wish I could work some baseball into my lyrics."
–Jim Ballard (Producer, Skylyne Studio)
"I'm so thrilled we purchased your CD's. We now have played them several times at home as we relax or work around the house. I want to applaud you on your creativity and talent. Thank you and I look forward to your next CD!"
"Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your CD, SKY. I'm getting my other band members into it along with my kids. When I hear the song SKY... it brings back such good memories!!! The other songs are just as good, too!! You are very gifted and talented, and your voice is a welcome relief from that long drive home after a long day at work!!"
–Steve Urbon (Drummer for American Steal)
"Hey, I got your CD in the mail...WOW! I love the way "Sky" sounds -- you did a great job of arranging and mixing that! I love "All Is Made To Fade" -- and I love singing along to it, too. I fell in love with your voice on "You Don't Know Me Now" -- it really had a ton of emotion in it as well as sounding gorgeous. Reminded me a little of Justin Hayward from the Moody Blues."
–C. Gunn (Performer)
"I really want to tell you that I think your performances and your pieces are awesome. I bought the new CD and played it Sunday. I played it on my drive to work Monday after reading your prose and listened to the words. You are truly an artist and I'm not just saying that. The whole collection is awesome. Your music is the best."