8:00pm | €20
8:00pm | €20
“Every now and again I encounter a singer who gives me a glimmer of hope. Jim Page carries the light.” CHRISTY MOORE
“Jim’s been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bringing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. In the tradition of Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I’m a longtime admirer.” BONNIE RAITT
“Searing, compassionate lyrics, with an always rightfully placed ironic or humorous note; Jim Page’s words, like his music, are for both the mind and soul. He urges us to live our lives to their fullest, and, reassures those who do.” WINONA LADUKE
Jim Page grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. The music and artistic experimentation of those days in the 1960s left a lasting impression on him. The politics and social awareness was a part of everything that was going on and it has stayed that way in Jim’s music ever since.
Jim got his start in the bars and coffee houses of the lower Bay Area in 1966. On New Year’s Day 1970, he headed to New York City by thumb, arriving one frozen day in January with a broken fleece-lined jacket and 34 cents in his pocket. He soon borrowed a guitar and started hitting the clubs of Greenwich Village, sometimes playing as many as three in the same night.
Many years later, Christy Moore first heard Jim’s song “Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette”, and made it a permanent part of his repertoire. When Christy formed the great Irish band Moving Hearts, “Hiroshima” was their first single and a centerpiece to their shows.
Fast forward to the 21st century and Jim is busy with multiple projects in simultaneous array – constant solo performance, plus various ensemble configurations, leading to more albums. Jim was one of the founders of the Pike Market Performers Guild, Seattle’s first street performers union. They organised and ran the first and only Busker Festival to be operated entirely by buskers, and he again petitioned the City Council, this time to created Buskers Week. Another Seattle first!
To date Jim’s songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, Moving Hearts, Dick Gaughan, Roy Bailey, David Soul, Leftover Salmon, and Michael Hedges.