“I love what Jim has done for my projects. He is like a great chef who can season any dish. He has dedicated his life to the world of music and bring experience to every project. He has the ears of an artist and can paint with the brush strokes of percussion.”
— Futureman of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.
PERCUSSIONIST PRODUCER EDUCATOR PERFORMING ARTIST
Abundance Foundation - Poetry and Improv~
Pianist Alison Weiner and I will be improvising to poetry for the Abundance event all weekend featuring Dr. Martin Shaw, Myth Teller. It will be exciting and spontaneous music!
1st Saturday Dance w/ Footloose
Contra Dance with Footloose band
The Festival of Legends - Craicdown
Celtic Festival - Arts, Crafts, Libations and Culture.
See it to experience Craicdown plays Celtic set
Seconds - 2nd albums & 2nd chances
An afternoon of tributes to some of the great second albums & second chances from the 60's and 70's. I will be performing Traffic's "Traffic" on percussion . Other albums include, The Band, "The Band", Joni Mitchell, "Clouds and CSN&Y " Deja Vu"
Carolina Harp Fest with Paul Messinger
Event is April 5, 6 and 7, 2017. Exact show time to be announced.
Private show for the residents of The Cedars of Chapel Hill
1st Sat Dance - Footloose
Contra Dance - all ages
Drum Circle - Black History Month
Free and open to the public - drum circle. Bring your drum, some drums available. Find your inner rhythm!
Big Spoon - Craicdown - Benefit for the McNaught Family
Craicdown plays with Console Command and The River Otters at Motorco in Durham~
2nd Annual Circle Christmas Show
The Arts Center’s annual Songs from the Circle shows are a celebration of the best in classic American Folk and Bluegrass. The Circle cast has added a second program to celebrate the holiday season
Tom Petty Tribute Show
Tribute for Tom Petty - Rebecca Newton, Jeff Hart and many more~
Violet Bell - SAXAPAHAW OKTOBERFEST
SAXAPAHAW OKTOBERFEST - featuring Violent Bell, Halloween Costume contest, Games, Arts and Crafts. Starts at 5pm. At River Amphitheater.
One World - Benefit for Kiribati - Doug Prescott Band
JR is playing a full percussion setup for this one~! Benefit for the Kiribati Islands that are in danger of disappearing because of global warming. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/world/asia/climate-change-kiribati.html?_r=0
The Kraken w/ Sad Magazine
A songwriters delight with Lemon Sparks and Suitcase. Sad Magazine will go on last around 10:30ish.
Lipbone Redding Show at AJ McMurphy's
Evening show with Lipbone
Freeboot Friday w/ Lipbone Redding
I'm playing with the mighty Lipbone - mouth man extraordinaire in Greenville. Come on out~!
Craicdown - Violet Bell CD release Party
Closing for Violet Bell CD release party
Violet Bell - JR plays drums
CD Release Party for Violet Bell in the Cats Cradle Back Room.
Sad Magazine - Garage Rock
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