Jimmy Willden Band
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Jimmy Willden Band

Corpus Christi, TX | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Corpus Christi, TX | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Rock




"Beats and Sheets"

“I hear myself singing “if only for a moment, if only for a moment more” quite a bit now. In my opinion, the best song on the album is “Smoke” (where that lyric comes from). Willden has a fantastic voice that puts to mind Amos Lee (think album “Last Days at the Lodge”). In these four songs, Jimmy Willden Band has certainly put together a fantastic indie release that only dissatisfies in the fact that there are only four songs. I can’t wait to hear more.” - E

"Metro Leader"

“Jimmy Willden (rock, singer. songwriter) Jimmy Willden is not the kind of artist who is comfortable with the idea of playing it safe. His arresting brand of rock lies somewhere between the world-weary angst of Jackson Browne and the edgy restlessness of the Foo Fighters. Willden, who plays regularly at Corpus Christi’s House of Rock, just unveiled his new album, Melodies of the Aftermath. this past December. Since then, the singer and his band have been playing various shows while Willden continues to write even more new songs. Highlights of his show include the lyrically complex acoustic ballad “Stay” and the edgier “Falter,” something that this upcoming singer’s career will definitely not do.” - Jesse DeLeon

"STX Scene"

"For me, everything is susceptible to becoming inspiration for a song. Of course, heartbreak and pain lead to some of the best stuff, but so does the quest for a brief understanding of life, people, God, and the world around us...But I digress: usually it depends on if I've had my coffee." - Paul Gonzales

"Willden releases new record"

"I feel like I've grown and come full circle and am writing songs that say what I want to say," Willden said. "One of the songs ‘Smoke' I feel was a gift given to me. It's a song that transcends me and can speak to everyone." - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

"Local artists carves his own way"

"I can honestly tell you that I have not written a good or decent song while being happy," Willden said with a laugh. "My best songs come out of trials and tribulations and heartache." Despite the fact his best work arises from emotional turmoil, Willden has continued to write songs that are both intensely personal and immediately accessible. His latest release is a special four-song EP entitled "Melodies of the Aftermath" that plays like an aural snapshot of an artist in transition. Citing Ryan Adams and Damien Rice as influences, Willden has convincingly forged a musical identity of his own. Admitting that he is his own worst critic, he surprised himself with the music on his latest project. "The songs track the downward spiral of an ailing relationship," he says. "Usually it takes me some time to write a song, but ‘Smoke' was written in an afternoon, and it is a song that definitely surprised me," Willden admits. "It sort of just came out of nowhere." - Corpus Christi Caller-Times


Jimmy & Derek's Beginnings (Jan. 1998)
Colour of A New Day (Jul. 2001)
Mirrors of Simplicity (Jul. 2003)
Broken & Healing (Jun. 2006)
Newborn (Jul. 2008)
Melodies of the Aftermath (Dec. 2014)
Jimmy Willden Band Lives (May 2016)
Still Healing (Sept. 2016)



Jimmy Willden, award-winning writer, filmmaker and songwriter, returned in 2015 after a six-year hiatus with his brand new CD, 'Melodies of the Aftermath'

The journey through that long hiatus included personal struggles and set backs that directly influenced and inspired Willden. In return, the songs that came from that period of upheaval are some of his most accomplished, and most intimate.

Willden's latest single, 'Stuck In Love', tells the perspective of a back-and-forth relationship, and of the ups-and-downs that come from that. In fact, the song truly represents the theme of the entire CD, which focuses on the downward spiral and ultimate personal redemption of losing yourself in the face of love.

They say art imitates life; life imitates art. There must be truth to that, because 'Melodies of the Aftermath' represents the ultimate redemption for Jimmy Willden, whose long, independently-crafted music career has seen him lose himself in the face of love, contemplate quitting, finding the inspiration to continue, and to finally pen some of the best songs he's ever written, according to his fans.

Of course, that journey started somewhere. For Willden, it began with the release of his debut album "Beginnings" at fourteen. Since then, he has released four solo albums, two EPs, toured the western half of U.S. with fellow songwriters David Martinez and Hope Cassity, the Eastern half of the U.S. in 2015, and attracted the attention of MTV, with one of his songs making it onto the soundtrack of the popular dating show, 'Next'.

In his spare time, Willden has also founded the #ccsongwriters group in Corpus Christi, and has written and directed a handful of award-winning films.

Currently, Jimmy Willden, armed with his new live band (Jimmy Willden Band), is excited to go into the studio to record an all-new full album, and to bring this new batch of songs to life on stage.

A Texas tour will be launching in the Spring with David Martinez, and a national tour will follow this summer.

Be ready. The hiatus is over, and JWB will be playing in a city near you soon!

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