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”