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"Jim the Mule"


"The lyrics are crisp and strong and you find yourself tapping your feet and trying to sing along after one hearing. Jim the Mule understands the importance of strong riffs, a good bridge, and vocal harmonies that can make you melt."
- Contessa Says, www.contessasays.com

"This is a band that has appeal for Rock fans, Blues Fans and Country/Southern Rock fans. They draw inspiration from a myriad of styles, and do what good bands are capable of doing they make fans across genres, and play music that is appealing to all kinds of people."
- Mark Lush, www.midwestbands.com

"Truth be told, Jim the Mule could share the stage with the BoDeans any day of the week."
- Eric Klister, The Northwestern

"Theres something beautiful and memorable about the classic rock-song structure, and Jim the Mule isnt ashamed of being one of the areas best practitioners."
- Jeff Ignatius, River Cities' Reader

"Their free-flowing mellow rock sound is similar to hit makers the Barenaked Ladies and Blues Traveler. The band perfects a nice rock/pop/blues mix, complete with pleasant harmonies, sticky choruses and killer guitar solos."
- Corine Jurgerson, Midwest BEAT Magazine

"This band has a bright future in front of them. If you havent caught there show or CD, I highly recommend it. Slide guitar, precision rhythms, and tight harmonies are what make Jim the Mule a great band."
- Mark Johnson, Co-Producer of "Jim the Mule" CD

"Jim the Mule is a strong, professional, and assured record, and one that will be particularly useful as a way to introduce the outside world to the Quad Cities roots-rock quintet."
- Jeff Ignatius, River Cities' Reader

"The lead guitar break on "Coal" showcases technical virtuosity that doesnt sacrifice the momentum of the melody. They show their versatility with some pop ("Common Antecedents") and jazz-tinged ("At Least I Tried") numbers as well, infusing their self-titled debut with vitality."
- Patrick Conlan, Illinois Entertainer

"Jim the Mule plays music like the last 30 years never happened. Steeped deeply in classic rock, this Quad Cities five-piece evokes an era dominated by big riffs, long hair and smokin' good times. Jim the Mule is a welcome addition to the Eastern Iowa music scene."
- Eric Clark, Cedar Rapids Gazette

"I greatly enjoyed your music...excellent band."
- Tom Tatman, legendary gold record producer and owner of Catamount Recording

"Earning a reputation around the area as one of the great, original live bands, with a sharp rootsy rock sound and its nasty chops."
- Sean Moeller, Quad City Times - Word in the press and around the music scene...


Discography

"Jim the Mule", released July 2005

OTHER RELEASES...

"To A Sunday", released October 2003 and currently unavailable

"Dust", released 2004 and currently unavailable

"Live at Mound Street Landing", released 2002 and currently unavailable

"Common Antecedents" Single, released 2001 and currently unavailable

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A four-piece band from the Iowa & Illinois Quad Cities, Jim the Mule blends the gritty Rock and Roll textures of the late 60's and early 70's with touches of Southern Rock, Pop, Alternative Rock, and Country into something best described as "Midwestern Rock and Roll." A testament to the popularity of their sound and live performances, the band has received numerous "Best Local Rock Band" honors in the River Cities' Reader Best of the Quad Cities Poll. Jim the Mule has played premiere venues and festivals across the Midwest, including the inaugural River Roots Live Music Fest, sharing the festival stage with Little Feat, The BoDeans, and Umphreys McGee. In addition to "...earning a reputation around the area as one of the great, original live bands, with a sharp rootsy rock sound and its nasty chops," as proclaimed by the Quad City Times, Jim the Mule has also been productive with recorded output during its first seven years. They have released an extended single, several live recordings including the live CD "To a Sunday”, the self-titled studio CD “Jim the Mule”, and are at work on their next CD slated for release in late summer 2007. These recordings have received radio play on stations across the Midwest and all the way from California to Maine to Europe. Mark Lush at www.midwestbands.com said it best stating "They draw inspiration from a myriad of styles, and do what good bands are capable of doing - they make fans across genres, and play music that is appealing to all kinds of people."