After more than 15 years of supporting other artists as a producer, recording/live sound engineer and side musician, Vermont resident Jim Gilmour began writing songs in earnest in 1998. The best of them are showcased in his debut solo CD, "Quarterline," providing an intimate portrait of Jim's style and sound.
The new CD is produced and engineered by Ben Wisch, known for his work with Marc Cohn, Cheryl Wheeler and Patty Larkin, among others. Musical support is provided by guitarist Duke Levine (Jonatha Brooke, Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Gorka) and Marc Schulman (Lucy Kaplansky, October Project, Patty Larkin) and drummer Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live Band, Joan Osborne, Edie Brickell).
Jim found his compositional style while searching for new sounds and grooves on his acoustic guitar using multiple capos and alternate tunings. His lyrics, sometimes veiled, sometimes chillingly frank, are composed from the everyday subjects of life- all while celebrating the mystery of life.
Jim performs more than 100 dates a year, in a variety of configurations. He plays solo, or with his touring combo, and as a sideman for recording artists Laura Molinelli and Chris Kleeman, and Ryan Dubois. Jim's style is casual and confident, and his comfortable delivery of anecdotes and audience interaction results in a captivating show.
In addition to his solo career Jim continues to produce and engineer CD's for independent artists. He is also a bassist and backing vocalist for many performing acts on the road and in the studio. He has worked with artists such as James Mee, Kort & Beth McCumber, Rick Redington, jam band Foxtrot Zulu, Celtic band, Wind That Shakes the Barley and many other local and regional acts.
* Winner of the 2002 KRCL Performing Songwriter Showcase Contest, Park City, UT
* Producer of the Turn of the Tide Acoustic Series, Manchester VT www.turnofthetide.com
* Owner/Operator of Southview Arts - a professional recording retreat