The video was written, directed and edited by Michael Rolli, a talented young man you’re sure to hear and see more from in the near future. We chose to return to the site of the CD cover photo-shoot for some of the scenes in the video. That site is a walnut grove at the home of my friend Josh Leo who produced the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s version of FISHIN’ IN THE DARK, my first #1 country record.
It’s eerie to see the little boy in the opening scene doing his Elvis impersonation, because I did the same thing when I was his age, but it was well before Elvis’ sequined-jumpsuit era. Like the boy in the video, my only prop was a ukelele because a guitar was too big. The McCartney bass featured in the video belongs to Gary Burr who co-wrote three of the tracks on HALLS OF MY HEART.
The role of my son is played by 4 different actors. The one with the long hair is my actual son, Griffin, who played drums on the album. In the scene where he and I are playing basketball, there’s a shot of the ball going into the net without hitting the backboard, a “swish” shot. The scene is cut to look like Griffin made the shot. In fact, I made that shot: a backwards, overhead hook shot…an extremely unlikely shot for someone with my skill (or lack of). But the camera was on the ball and not on me, so they didn’t catch my once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Dear friends, Thank you for your continued support. I’m suspending my solo touring schedule temporarily as I’ve signed on to play bass, acoustic guitar and sing harmony with my old pals The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary. You can check out their schedule at their website: www.nittygritty.com Hope to see […]
Jim’s appearance on Folkstage (WMFT Chicago) will be streamed live on Saturday Oct. 24. Folkstage is an uninterrupted, one-hour concert featuring some of the best traditional and singer-songwriter talent in folk music. The live concerts can be are heard Saturday’s at 8 PM on WFMT, immediately preceding The Midnight Special. To listen to the stream go to wmft.com […]
New live dates are rolling in for shows in Hillsdale, NY / Deep Gap, NC / Ann Arbor, MI / Lunenburg, MA / Plainfield, VT / Middleborough, MA and Pittsburgh, PA just to mention a few. To check the complete upcoming schedule, go HERE. Hope to see you out there.
Halls Of My Heart has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Folk Album category. In it’s first month at radio, Halls Of My Heart was the #3 album with the #1 song “Try Me Tomorrow”. Subsequent releases all went Top 20, including “Try Me Tomorrow”, “Brothers Medley” and “Halls Of My Heart”
To my Southern California Peeps, I have two performances coming up on April 16 and 17:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
THE LIVING TRADITION Anaheim Downtown Community Center) 250 E. Center St., Anaheim, CA 92805
Doors open: 7:00 pm Concert starts: 7:30 pm Approx artist sequence: Dulcie Taylor 7:35 - 8:20 (45-minute single set) intermission 8:20-8:35 (15 minutes) Jim Photoglo 8:35 - 9:45 (70-minutes single set)
Ticket price: $16, Members $13 (Average price about $15) Children: Under 18 free with paid adult - we usually have some children in the audience.
For concert information and reservations call Gary at 714-955-3807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.thelivingtradition.org
Sunday, April 17
LIVE AT THE A-FRAME JIM PHOTOGLO
11305 Blue Sage Dr. Kagel Canyon, CA 91342 5pm Doors Open 6pm Music starts 7pm There will be a break after the first set for dinner Potluck - Please bring something to share 8:30+- Concert ends A song circle will follow the concert $15 Suggested donation RSVP Coddy.email@example.com or (818)486-8505 Our driveway is steep and if this may be a problem please come early and park up near the house. ... See MoreSee Less
The Living Tradition is a non-profit organization working to support and preserve traditional music and dance in Southern California. We host contra dances, contemporary and traditional folk music concerts, and traditional music jams nearly every month at the beautiful Anaheim Downtown Community Ce…
Dear Carolina peeps: This coming Saturday, February 13, I'll be performing in the round with Sally Barris (www.sallybarris.com) and Henry Hipkens (www.henryhipkens.com) at the lovely Balsam Mountain Inn. It's the perfect setting for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. Or you can skip dinner and come for the music. Either way, a splendid time is guaranteed for all. Balsam Mountain Inn 68 7 Springs Dr Balsam, NC 828-456-9498 showtime 7:30pm ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday, October 24, 8:00 PM CDT, I'll be live on the interwebs: Folkstage with Rich Warren. It will be a full performance, not an interview. Just head over to WFMT.org and click on "listen live". If you live in the Chicago area, you can listen on your radio: 89.7 WFMT ... See MoreSee Less