Jim Six

Jim Six

 Sewell, New Jersey, USA

Acoustic eclectic -- True songs you can understand and relate to


Jim Six was a full-time, professional musician for more than 10 years.

The singer/songwriter worked with performers such as Tammy Wynette, Mel Tillis, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tom Rush, David Amram, Eric Anderson, Livingston Taylor, John Denver, Emmy Lou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Asleep At The Wheel, Penn & Teller and Patti Smith.

He started out as a solo artist/writer.

Eventually, he formed a trio called Jim Six & City Limits — him on guitar, a steel guitar player and a bass player. Then, a drummer was added. Then a girl singer. Then another guitar player...and a manager...and an agent.

It was about then, in 1983, that Jim decided to call it quits. He hung up the guitar.

And didn't really touch it again for almost 23 years.

During those years, he returned to an earlier career as a journalist and spent 30 years writing a feature column for the Gloucester County/South Jersey Times.

Now he's back, writing songs and playing and singing better than ever.

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Jim has performed at
* The Philadelphia Folk Festival
* The Kutztown Good Time Arts and Music Festival
* WIOQ Days, 1976, 1977
* Pine Street Community Festival
* Rosemont Folk Festival
* the Gloucester County Folk Festival, 1976
* the Chester County, PA Folk Festival
* the Festival of American Folklife
* the Philadelphia Festival of Musicians
* the Autumn Leaves Festival
* the Widener College Folk Festival
* Flying Fresh Air Fair I

His appearances also include:
Rosemont College, Widener College, Villanova University, LaSalle College, Millersville State College, Immaculata College, Grove City College, Juniata College, West Chester State College, Beaver College, the American Bicentennial Rodeo, Winston Rodeo Awards, the Astor Theater, the "We Care" Main Point Benefit, the Main Point, the Theater Center Philadelphia, Penn's Landing, the 10th Anniversary Tribute to Progressive Rock, the Philadelphia '76 Summer Concert series, KYW-TV and Temple University.

He has also appeared on Gene Shay's folk music programs on WMMR and WIOQ, Arts Interchange on WHYY radio, Fresh Air with Terry Gross on WHYY radio, the Cherry Tree Hour, Mosaic and Homegrown on WXPN, Debut on Q on WIOQ and WGLS at Rowan University.


Man in the Moon

Written By: Jim Six

When the girl of your dreams and the man in the moon
just show up between now and then
Then forget all the roses and romantic songs
You can’t have what ain’t never been

When the girl of your dreams runs off with the man in the moon
you’re all alone tonight
she won’t be coming home soon

If she tells you she loves you but she’s never there
when you need to be holding her tight
then don’t let that fool moon blind you to the truth
when you know that what’s wrong just ain’t right


When the songs that she sings are of spreading her wings
and flying to lands far away
Don’t stand around with your head in the sand
She was already gone yesterday


When the girl of your dreams runs off with the man in the moon
you’re all alone tonight
she won’t be coming home soon


"Welcome to the Roadkill Cafe" -- out of print CD, although 11 tracks are for sale via SNOCAP at myspace.com/jimsix

Set List

40 to 45 minute sets in coffeehouse or club, longer in concert setting