Jim Gilmour

Jim Gilmour

BandAmericanaAcoustic

With 100's of good, recent singer-songwriter CDs available, Jim Gilmour's 'Quarterline' begs the question what does the CD have that sets it apart...? The answer is a simple one, quality...It's a textbook example of what a singer-songwriter record should strive for.” George Graham

Biography

"Music has the power to cut to the heart of the matter, to tell us things about ourselves and others we might not have even thought possible. All this insight while under the guise of being entertainment," muses Jim Gilmour, Vermont- nestled singer-songwriter.

The long anticipated CD "Flatworld" follows solidly in the critically acclaimed footsteps of his debut CD "Quarterline" is again produced and engineered by Ben Wisch and Jim Gilmour features his longtime band Jim on guitars and vocals, Paul Carroccio on percussion, drums and loops, Ryan Dubois on bass and loops and Jeff Poremski on electric and acoustic guitars. and has guest musicians Duke Levine, Marc Shulman and Shawn Pelton Kort McCumber and Laura Molinelli. The new CD captures the Jim Gilmour Band as they continue to evolve and grow. Solid writing, polished yet raw in all the right ways, performance and the familiar voice that keeps it at once intimate and introspective as well as raw and emotional.

Jim’s debut CD "Quarterline" captured an intimate portrait of Jim’s style and sound. Jim founded his compositional style while searching for new sounds and grooves on his acoustic guitar using multiple and partial capos and alternate tunings. His lyrics, sometimes veiled, sometimes chillingly frank are composed from the everyday subjects of life; the temptations of addiction, love and love lost, and the power of connection, all while celebrating the mystery of life.

Not content to work in a vacuum, Jim tours regularly, in a variety of configurations, but most often with Ryan & Paul as the Jim Gilmour Band. He also won the 2002 KRCL Performing Songwriter Showcase Contest in Utah.

"Jim Gilmour is the hidden gem of the Northeast Singer/Song writer scene tucked away up in the mountains of Vermont...his easy going style and his sensitive and thought provoking approach to lyric writing makes his music a joy to listen to"
--Ben Wisch, Producer

In addition to his solo career Jim continues to produce and engineer CD‚s for independent artists. He is also a bassist and backing vocalist for many performing acts on the road and in the studio. He has worked with artists such as James Mee, John Flynn, Kort & Beth McCumber, Laura Molinelli, Rick Redington, jam band Foxtrot Zulu, and many other local and regional acts including the Celtic band, Wind That Shakes the Barley.

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Lyrics

Jeanine

Written By: Jim Gilmour

She came into the room
Like she had
So many times before
She came into the room
Looking for space
In a room full of faces
Jeanine

I hear she road a Vespa
A shiny yellow machine
A curious mode of transportation
For a girl who lived life in the fast lane
Jeanine

I did not make the funeral
I don't remember were I was
She was drawn like a moth to the flame
Not afraid of the future
And what it might bring
Jeanine

Hometown

Written By: Jim Gilmour

Never gonna go back to my hometown
Never gonna run back to where I come from
Never gonna go back to my hometown
Never gonna fall back on my old ways

Oh look at me now
Why here I am
Oh look at me now

I left home I was barely alive
I was poiinted west now
And I knew what I'd need
Out on the road man it feels so good
What's that feeling creeping up on me

Oh what a thing falling in love
Oh what a thing falling in love

She left me after a year
Couldn't take all the time I was away
I felt I tried it, but felt I'd lost
Wherever you are girl I wish you well

Oh what a thing falling out of love
Oh what a thing falling out of love

I head east, but not so fast
Out on the road man you can leave your troubles behind
Traveling faster as the miles go by
I realized quickly I was loosing time

Oh what a thing being out of love
Oh what a thing falling out of love
Oh what a thing falling in love

Never gonna go back to my hometown
Never gonna run back to where I come from
Never gonna go back to my hometown
Never gonna fall back on my Hometown

Quarterline

Written By: Jim Gilmour

Down on the Quarterline
Finding relief from a sin
Looking through my rearview
At an old beige trailer, no trim
Busted windows
Faded dreams
Was there a last-ditch effort
All gone it seems

Was there no place else to go
Is this all there is to show
Does an empty house always mean
A broken heart

I wonder what stories
This old worn stoop could tell
It could have been anything
Was it an empty well
Am I conjoring
These tensions here
Is it an over reaction
Driven by fear

Was there no place else to go
Is this all there is to show
Does an empty house always mean
A broken heart

So many hopes, too many fears
You'd think there'd be more for all the years
How much faith can be put in flight
Is ther anymore within arms reach of a fight

Down on the quarterline
Finding releif from a sin
Looking through my rearview
At an old beige trailor, no trim

Borrowed Time

Written By: Jim Gilmour

It’s a vicious cycle, lock and key
They’ll keep knocking at your door till you turn ‘em down
It’s a vicious cycle I’m lost in this hole
There’s only one man who can help me now, and lord I stare him down

Cause I am
I am livin’ on borrowed time
Somebody got to help me
I am living on borrowed time
Somebody got to help me

Lord help me now, I’m gonna to get out
From these self imposed prison walls around
I can see my way clear most days
But sometimes it seems the only way out is the sky up above

Cause I am
I am livin’ on borrowed time
Somebody got to help me
I am living on borrowed time
Somebody got to help me
Learn to help myself

Oh Lord I see them, they’re gonna take it all away from me
Oh Lord I feel them they’re gonna take it even in my sleep

I’m not telling this tale to be tall
I go many years to go before I’m free
But if I can stop even one from following me
Stepping into this hole where the walls keep closing in

Cause I am
I am livin’ on borrowed time
Somebody got to help me
I am living on borrowed time
Somebody got to help me
Learn to help myself

Diver

Written By: Jim Gilmour

Headed out to the Gulf one last time
One more time
Going down deep as a diver must do
I promised its my last time

Pretty green dress with your hair al up tight
It’s a picture that will be engraved to my grave
I’m not traveling to be gone this time
Lord I feel I’m bringing it home

But the kids they’re growing old without me
They’re forever in her care
But how am I suppose to give up all that’s me
Am I to leave it way down deep

Rachel learned to walk yesterday
It was a sight how I wished I could see
Learned it in a letter written by her mom’s hand
late night fifteen days ago

But the kids they’re growing old without you
They’re forever in my care
And I’m thinking that its not all you are at least to me
Can’t you be here by my side, I want you here by my side

She packs her bags through the tears
He isn’t coming home
A third one on the way, she’ll head north
She’s got some family there

And the kids they’ll all grow old without him
They’re forever in her care
And he’ll not know the times of growing old each day
He’s forever way down deep

Scene of a Crime

Written By: Jim Gilmour

I’m coming into town at sundown
Coming in and I ride alone this time
Coming into town I won’t be sticking around
Just returning to the scene of a crime

Its no surprise one could never understand
Hard to sell when you can’t find the middle ground
It aint nothing but a lonely one night stand
Barely moving at the speed of sound

And I been to Seneca Falls, Buffalo now beyond
And I’ve been lost down a few of life’s trails
One more for the ride, one more night
When will I see you again

Take it or leave it, that’ll be fine
Yea I’ll be back in the spring
That’ll be great Ill see you next time
Can I get a coffee and a token ring

Time to leave on I’m listening to talk radio
Heading out to find interstate ten
The air of the night sometimes wont let you go
as you head on back home again

Discography

Flatworld - Jim Gilmour Produced by Ben Wisch 2010
Quarterline - Jim Gilmour, Produced by Ben Wisch 2003
Back to Square One - with Duane Carleton 2002
Produced, Engineered and/or performed on many records including:
Moors & McCumber - Moors & McCumber - 2009
Ain't The Same as Before - Kort McCumber - 2009
Hush - James Moors - 2008
These Things Matter - John E Erlandson - 2006, Coproduced
Secret Voice - Laura Molinelli 2005, Mixer
Until I Return - Kort & Beth Mcumber 2004, Procucer
Dragon - John Flynn 2003, bass
Bumpy Lane - James Mee 2003, co-produced, bass, vocals
Destiney - Rick Redington 2002 co-produced, bass, vocals
Wind in the Sails - Wind that Shakes the Barley 2002 engineer

Set List

We perform mostly original music in one long set 60 - 90 minutes, but can and will accomodate what ever the event/club requires 2 - 4 sets, what ever is right. I play with a band, as a duo, or a solo act.