Jim Wolf
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Jim Wolf

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

New York City, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter

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"Jim Wolf Gets ‘Strange, Weird, And Romantic’"

Despite the balanced wording of its title, the first installment of Jim Wolf’s Strange, Weird, and Romantic series of EPs is heavy on the romantic, and lighter on the strange, and weird. Over the course of the EP’s three songs of catchy, soulful, acoustic rock, Wolf alternates between confidence and caution as he sings about the various women in his life. While his lyrics gesture towards the stereotype of the continually brokenhearted singer-songwriter who nevertheless gets the girl (think John Mayer), Wolf inhabits this role with a healthy dose of skepticism. He sings about chasing relentlessly after a woman in “Make You My Lady,” but tempers his romantic yearning with the self-aware reflection, “My ego won’t save me.” Small moments of self-consciousness such as these are what elevate Wolf above other male singer-songwriters who often have the tendency to take themselves far too seriously. Wolf understands the game he’s playing when he sings, “What can I say that’s never yet been said?” on the EP’s closing track, “Watch The Pieces.” Even when artists sincerely express themselves, they can easily fall into the trap of repeating the sentiments that have come before. So it is with Wolf’s romantic relationships, which also seem to repeat themselves endlessly in the same format. When he claims, “I’ve made up my mind / I’m gonna get over you / To break free from this paradigm,” he seems to know that it’s not only art that imitates itself; it’s life as well.

The two successive three-song EPs in Jim Wolf’s Strange, Weird, and Romantic series will drop in the next few months. The EPs will eventually be released as a single full-length in 2013.

Pick up Strange, Weird, and Romantic (Part 1) on iTunes now! - Ourstage.com - Published by Mikel on August 21, 2012 in Reviews & Playlists


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American singer-songwriter Jim Wolf, a touring musician – residing in
New York, has been writing songs and playing guitar since childhood.
Throughout the years, Wolf has worked with an array of talented
producers – like (Grammy-nominated) Anthony Rocky Gallo at the Cutting
Room (New York City) – and fellow musicians, such as Clay Cook of the
(Grammy Winning) Zac Brown Band.



Younger brother to Rich Wolf (formerly a member of Villanova Junction)
[see wikipedia], Jim Wolf grew up playing music in Fairfield, CT after
being inspired by his older brother’s band which happened to feature a
young pre-Grammy winning John Mayer. Since those days, Wolf has
perfected his singer-songwriter style into soulful pop music sound
that’s landed him onstage alongside such acts as The Alternate Routes,
Ryan Cabrera, Chris Thile of Nickel Creek, The Kicking Daisies, and John
Mayer



Awards / Competition Results



- In July of 2014, Jim Wolf was Nominated for a an American Songwriting
Award in Folk category for the song "Just To Be With You (Feat. Tessa
Allison)."



- In August 2012, Wolf song “Make You My Lady” placed #9 in the top 10
in a contest to perform on ’Late Night with David Letterman.'



- In 2011 Wolf was awarded "Finalist" for an International Acoustic Music Award (IAMA) for "In The Meantime"



- In 2010 Wolf performed on ‘’Breakin’ Through’’ a VH-1 pilot performing
his song “House of Cards” and “Mr. Brightside” by the Killers



Some artist Jim Wolf has shared the bill with:



Secondhand Serenade, The Samples, Leftover Salmon, Ryan Cabrera, The
Alternate Routes, Meghann Wright, Grayson Minney & Columbia Fields,
Veronica Balestrini, Beach Avenue (as seen on AGT), Mike Falzone, Jesse
Ruben, Mikey Wax, Brad Yoder, Broken Fences, RANE, Brian Jarvis Band,
Article 19, Forget Paris, Joey Batts and Them, Mad Men, Mike Lombardo,
Reed Waddle, Big Dume, Alexis Babini, Clay Garner, Brian Dolzani, Jason
Levasseur, Renard Bossiere (Nardy Boy), John Mayer and more.