Jimmy Lee Hannaford | Outside In

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Outside In

by Jimmy Lee Hannaford

Singer-songwriter with a melodic folk-rock groove that has traces of blues from the artist's native Mississippi. Lyric driven with tasteful, creative accompaniment.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Southern Rain
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2. Jewels
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3. Moon Over Mississippi
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4. Suit of Armor
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5. Ballad of Joe Thibodeaux
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4:25 $0.99
6. Waitin' Around the Corner
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7. Another Day
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8. Little Town
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9. Some Dreams
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10. Hey D'on
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Album Notes
Jimmy Lee Hannaford is an Austin-based singer/songwriter whose roots stretch back to his native Mississippi, where he soaked up the sounds of Delta bluesmen as well as rhythm and blues, rock and roll, rockabilly, folk, country and soul.

It was listening to artists such as Bob Dylan, John Prine, Paul Simon and Steve Forbert that first inspired him to write his own lyric-driven songs that touch on both personal and universal themes.

A smooth, melodic vocalist and powerful performer on both guitar and harmonica, Jimmy Lee joined the busy Austin music scene in 1997 after a year in Santa Fe, N.M. Prior to that, he lived in Ocean Springs and Biloxi on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, performing with several blues-oriented bands, including an inspirational stint with blues artist Libby Rae Watson.

Jimmy Lee performs regularly in and around Austin, Texas.


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Tomoko (Tokyo, Japan)

Great songs!
I've been listening to "Hey D'On" over and over since I received this CD. Great intro, great lyrics, and the overall groove... I LOVE this song!!! "Ballad of Joe Thibodeaux" is another favorite of mine. This album is full of really nice songs! It is honest and warm, and I like that very much.

J.L. Bueno, radio host, La Musica Otra, Cadiz, Spain

excellent CD!
This album is full of extremely interesting music and I enjoy it very, very much. It's perfect for my format. I will keep featuring your music very often in the program.

Bill M.

cool songs, sounds great
I heard "Ballad of Joe Thibodeaux" on KSFR in Santa Fe, and thought it was great. I like ballads like that. Great lyrics, great story.

David Huff

Fantastic music that will move ya!
I find "Outside In" to be a definite keeper. As in let your friends listen to it, but for Heavens sake don't let them borrow it. You won't get it back! Tell 'em to buy their own copy.
I have always thought that whether in your car or sitting on the sofa, really good music takes you places. "Outside In" with its flowing composition and excellent sound mixing will definitely get you there.


brilliant, glorious
"It is evident that in the overpopulated horse race of singer/songwriter-Folky folks, Jimmy Lee is a thoroughbred in a field of nondescript nags .... one of the most extraordinary talents in the crowded Folk landscape."

Joe Lee

Echoes of Steve Forbert
This 2002 release features ten well-written and exceptionally well-produced songs, some of which would have sounded great in heavy rotation on major-market pop and country radio stations across the fruited plain. Personal favorites are the great narrative, Ballad of Joe Thibodeaux, as well as the bluesy Moon Over Mississippi, Southern Rain, and Hey D'On. Like Steve Forbert a quarter century ago, Hannaford mines a mellow, comfortable pop/folk/country genre--there's nothing loud or noisy on this CD, but there's plenty of tasty lead guitar. He's a fine lyricist as well, with quite a number of songs that tell interesting stories and make strong impressions. And in this day and age of artists cramming an 80-minute disc full of mediocre material, this ten-song, 40-minute disc has no filler at all. Highly recommended.