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Jim Page

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$15.00

Jim’s been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bringing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. In the tradition of  Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I’m a longtime admirer.”       Bonnie Raitt

Jim Page is an American singer and songwriter living in Seattle, Washington.  He’s made 24 full length albums, been on a dozen compilations, done numberless tours, and written hundreds of songs.  Some of them have been covered by Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Roy Bailey, The Doobie Brothers, and Michael Hedges.  He’s toured with Dick Gaughan, Planxty, Leftover Salmon, and Rob Wasserman.  He’s shared the stage with Bonnie Raitt, Donal Lunny, Barry Melton, Robert Hunter, and Björn Afzelius.

He sings of politics and romance, adventure and comedy, tragedy, history, and meditations on life, death and the absurd.  His improvisations are legendary, and if there’s anything to talk about that he hasn’t sung about it’s just that he was too busy singing about something else.

Jim was born in the lower Bay Area of California, growing into the great renaissance of the 1960s, when all the arts were mixed together, the music, the theater, the poetry and politics.  His home turf was the same place that gave birth to such bands as Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead.  The border between the folk song and the rock band was blurred in those days and you can still hear it in his music, in his choice of subject matter, use of imagery, rhythm and phrasing.

Jim’s early influences were the country blues singers like Lightnin’ Hopkins and Blind Willie McTell, then singer songwriters like Buffy Sainte Marie and the young Bob Dylan.  When he was 20 he hitched across country in the wintertime, 3 thousand miles to New York City and the fabled Greenwich Village, looking to find his own voice.  Living on rooftops, borrowing guitars, playing everywhere he could, he stayed for a year until life took him out west to Seattle where the whole city opened up.  Carrying his guitar like a sack of tools he left his mark on every square inch of that town.  Every theater, cafe, rock and roll bar, and sidewalk street corner was a stage, until a cop came by to shut him down.  But he wouldn’t shut so easy.  So in 1974 he sang to the City Council that street music should be free and legal and they should overturn an old backward law against it and they did.

Jim made his first record in ‘75, another in ‘76, hit the Cambridge Folk Festival in ‘77 and began almost continuous touring.  His song HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI RUSSIAN ROULETTE was recorded by the great Irish band MOVING HEARTS, entered the charts at number one and stayed there.  Uncountable radio and TV appearances in Ireland, UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, you name it.  Touring Scandinavia with Björn Afzelius, playing playing guitar on Björn’s record while Björn sang on Jim’s. Working with 3 record labels in US, Sweden, and Ireland.  Eventually life took over again and he went back to Seattle to cool his heels and hunker down into writing, building ensembles, and staying in one place.  A folk trio with Tommy Hayes and Orville Johnson, an original rock and roll band, and a busking association with the legendary Artis the Spoonman.  All the while maintaining a solo presence and career.

Mixing sounds and ideas like back in the old California days, the attitudes and the themes.  Organic associations with jazz players, rock players, country, blues and folk.  They fold around Jim’s songs to create soundscapes.  His most recent project, THE TIME IS NOW, is the most solid and ambitious to date.  The song writing is top notch, the music and performance.  After all these years Jim Page is at the top of his game. 

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Jim Page
“Jim's been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bringing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. In the tradition of  Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I'm a longtime admirer."       Bonnie Raitt
$15.00

Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$15.00
Event Category:
Website:
http://northcitybistro.com

Organizer

Ray & Sharon Bloom
Phone:
206-365-4447
Email:
rbloom888@gmail.com
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Artist Website
http://www.jimpage.net

Venue

North City Bistro
1520 NE 177th St
Shoreline, WA 98155 United States
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Phone:
(206) 365-4447
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Tickets & reservations are required to attend any music events.

Bistro dining & take out for Wednesday 4-7 • Thursday 4-8:30 • Friday & Saturday:4-9:30

Wine Shop Hours: Wed-Sat— 12p-close
Open some Wednesdays at 2pm, so please call ahead

EXCELLENT
218 reviews on
Bill Ray (BillRayDrums)
Bill Ray (BillRayDrums)
November 3, 2021.
Thanks to Ray and Sharon for providing a great place for so many talented artists to do their thing. The music is always top notch, the food is incredible (Scallops w/ Risotto is my favorite), and it's always a great time.
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Hanna McElroy
Hanna McElroy
October 31, 2021.
Monica Jones de Borges
Monica Jones de Borges
October 27, 2021.
We went to see some live music. There's a pricey cover charge but the music was really good. The food was excellent. Delicious pork loin with cream sauce. Good portion size of antipasto. Wonderful cheeses and salami. Very delicious seafood pasta. The prices were reasonable. We picked a great Italian Amorone wine off the shelf. The corkage was pretty steep, 12.00 given we had appetizers, full dinner and 20.00 cover. But the wine was fantastic and a fair price. Lots of wines from most important wine regions. The shelves are full and the prices fair. We'd definitely return. Service was very good especially given it was a full house. Small venue, quaint and enjoyable.
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Kevin Starkey
Kevin Starkey
October 24, 2021.
Close, tightly packed room, but comfortable. Soft lighting, exceptional wine selection. The wonderful, smooth vocalizations of Gail Pettis backed by her talented quartet. Hot and delicious shrimp fettacini paired with a perfect chardonnay. Fantastic. A winner all the way.
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Lee Schroth
Lee Schroth
October 8, 2021.
Great spot, love the small plate options. Outdoor seating was a great option. My favorite this time was flatbread with goat cheese, figs and balsamic glaze. Yum
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Daniel Torres
Daniel Torres
October 6, 2021.
Lisa Weller Ashton
Lisa Weller Ashton
August 27, 2021.
They helped make our 8th wedding anniversary so special. Amazing food, excellent cocktails, and such a fun and classy wine shop. I will be coming here more often, and hopefully have time to go see some of the live music soon.
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Chris Lapins
Chris Lapins
August 8, 2021.
Diane Howerton
Diane Howerton
August 1, 2021.
I almost hate to post as this is small and exquisite and I really don't want to share! However, everyone should have this experience; toothsome menu choices just right sized for visiting and music listening. And live music! First time out post covid and I felt like I'd been nervous system detoxed; hallelujah for establishements that are here for us all in the transition time. Thank you to the owners and the musicians!! And saftey is top notch with vaccine proof required; another thank you!
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David Johnson
David Johnson
August 1, 2021.
Delicious cuisine and great drinks. Wonderfully supportive of musicians, with a killer lineup of talent throughout the year. Highly recommend you check it out!
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