Jim Bohn
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Jim Bohn

Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1973 | INDIE

Cedarburg, Wisconsin, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1973
Solo Americana Blues

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Jim Bohn @ Alliance Church

Cedarburg, Wisconsin, USA

Cedarburg, Wisconsin, USA

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BOISE WEEKLY
NOVEMBER 15, 2006

Jim Bohn: These Walls Tell A Story

Can you say "twang" without a nasal tone? Like the tunes on Jim Bohn's new release, These Walls Tell A Story, twang's not always bad. For a singer/songwriter raised listening to Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb, some twang is bound to come through. Bohn is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Wisconsin who labored in relative obscurity for three decades. Since age 15, he's written over 150 tunes, released many CDs, kept up his day job, and earned three college degrees. Bohn n who's been called "The Original Blues Cowboy." Bohn's a self-taught musician who shows his abilities on guitar, piano, and banjo on this CD. He also shows his song-writing abilities in the George Jones-sounding "Treacherous Heart," and "I Never Loved You" which sounds like a classic Robert Cray tune. In "Someday the Walls Will Tell a Story," Bohn closes with the hopeful lines: "Someday the sadness will be broken/someday the wrong will be made right/but until then I'll tell their story/with those who listen here tonight." He finds songs in abandoned towns, roadside diners and trailer parks. He finds hope there too. hopefully you'll find his style of tuneful twang to your liking.

--Curt Nichols

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BOISE WEEKLY
NOVEMBER 15, 2006

Jim Bohn: These Walls Tell A Story

Can you say "twang" without a nasal tone? Like the tunes on Jim Bohn's new release, These Walls Tell A Story, twang's not always bad. For a singer/songwriter raised listening to Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb, some twang is bound to come through. Bohn is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Wisconsin who labored in relative obscurity for three decades. Since age 15, he's written over 150 tunes, released many CDs, kept up his day job, and earned three college degrees. Bohn n who's been called "The Original Blues Cowboy." Bohn's a self-taught musician who shows his abilities on guitar, piano, and banjo on this CD. He also shows his song-writing abilities in the George Jones-sounding "Treacherous Heart," and "I Never Loved You" which sounds like a classic Robert Cray tune. In "Someday the Walls Will Tell a Story," Bohn closes with the hopeful lines: "Someday the sadness will be broken/someday the wrong will be made right/but until then I'll tell their story/with those who listen here tonight." He finds songs in abandoned towns, roadside diners and trailer parks. He finds hope there too. hopefully you'll find his style of tuneful twang to your liking.

--Curt Nichols

VIEW FROM BOISE WEEKLY
http://www.boiseweekly.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A214077

- BOISE WEEKLY


"This entire album is a winner"

Man, this is tasty stuff. It's pretty rare that a CD hits on all cylinders, but then again, Jim Bohn isn't your average guy. With a voice that speaks right into the depths of your heart, and bands (the Swamp Dawg Band & the Sweet Magnolias) that you could listen to all night long, this entire album is a winner. "The Origional Blues Cowboy's" moniker is appropriate, as he taps right in to the soul with both his lyrics and delivery.

"Rhea Rose" was written for his granddaughter, and is a sweet and poigniant tribute to a little girl that has obviously captured his heart in every way. Its softness is touching. Bohn doesn't forget his dad either, tipping his hat to him in Track 1, "Blue Collar Man." I love Bohn's songs. The lyrics really resonate and are full of truth as well as humor.

For his morning caffeine he tapped a vending machine
for some Joe that could quicken the dead
If he knew what I paid for a Starbuck's latte
He'd slap me upside my head ... "

Those wry lyrics are everywhere throughout this CD. You'll chuckle and laugh, you'll tap your feet, you'll wish that it didn't end. "Better Keep Your Day Job" is a hillarious reflection on the TV show American Idol, "Angelina" has a Spanish feel to it, and "Beulah Land" and "Carry The Load" both have some gorgeous harmonies. The heartfelt and wonderfully skilled instrumentation on this CD really allows Bohn's lyrics ample opportunity to stand up and shine to their full capacity.

Many songwriters write lyrics about feelings or situations. Bohn focuses on people, drawing on his observations and insights, and it makes for a different, and deeper, kind of song. There is more texture and taste to the words; it's refreshing. I can't say enough about the bands either. They just jam it out in so many ways that you simply must hear them to believe it. This is a must-have CD.

Catherine L. Tully

www.indie-music.com

- www.indie-music.com


"This entire album is a winner"

Man, this is tasty stuff. It's pretty rare that a CD hits on all cylinders, but then again, Jim Bohn isn't your average guy. With a voice that speaks right into the depths of your heart, and bands (the Swamp Dawg Band & the Sweet Magnolias) that you could listen to all night long, this entire album is a winner. "The Origional Blues Cowboy's" moniker is appropriate, as he taps right in to the soul with both his lyrics and delivery.

"Rhea Rose" was written for his granddaughter, and is a sweet and poigniant tribute to a little girl that has obviously captured his heart in every way. Its softness is touching. Bohn doesn't forget his dad either, tipping his hat to him in Track 1, "Blue Collar Man." I love Bohn's songs. The lyrics really resonate and are full of truth as well as humor.

For his morning caffeine he tapped a vending machine
for some Joe that could quicken the dead
If he knew what I paid for a Starbuck's latte
He'd slap me upside my head ... "

Those wry lyrics are everywhere throughout this CD. You'll chuckle and laugh, you'll tap your feet, you'll wish that it didn't end. "Better Keep Your Day Job" is a hillarious reflection on the TV show American Idol, "Angelina" has a Spanish feel to it, and "Beulah Land" and "Carry The Load" both have some gorgeous harmonies. The heartfelt and wonderfully skilled instrumentation on this CD really allows Bohn's lyrics ample opportunity to stand up and shine to their full capacity.

Many songwriters write lyrics about feelings or situations. Bohn focuses on people, drawing on his observations and insights, and it makes for a different, and deeper, kind of song. There is more texture and taste to the words; it's refreshing. I can't say enough about the bands either. They just jam it out in so many ways that you simply must hear them to believe it. This is a must-have CD.

Catherine L. Tully

www.indie-music.com

- www.indie-music.com


Discography

"What Child is This?" Fall 2007
These Walls Tell A Story (2006)
Farther Up the Mountain (2004)
Clear Blue Sky (2002)
Old Dogs; New Tricks (2001)

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Season singer-songwriter.  Your companion for the sojourn of life.  Gritty, earth music from a life full of blood, sweat, tears and adventure.  Blue collar roots, white collar job, everyman's music. 

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