"A seasoned performer and the ultimate
storyteller, Jim's warmth draws you in."
Lynn Kot, Past President
Weyburn Concert Series, SK
Creator & Performer of The Old West Story
THE OLD WEST STORY
A chronological history of Alberta from the decimation of the buffalo and its effects on the indigenous peoples, to the coming of cattle, cowboys, ranchers, pioneers and settlements.
2.5 hr. concert: 2 x 50 minute sets with intermission.
100% Jim's material augmented by hundreds of historical photos, artwork and graphics that follow the lyrics of each song, poem and story.
THE OLD WEST STORY
Highlights of our history from the end of the buffalo --the challenges of First Nations; NWMP; cattle; cowboys; ranchers; pioneers and settlements.
One hour virtual online interactive performance utilizing ZOOM right into the classroom. Consistent with Alberta Social Studies curriculums for Grades 4 and 5. Students are actively involved in the music plus an introduction to the morals, principles and behaviours of the "Code of the West". 100% Jim's material and augmented by hundreds of historical photos, artwork and graphics that follow the lyrics of each song, poem and story.
THE MUSIC OF JAMES TAYLOR
Honestly, no one on the planet plays guitar or sings exactly like James Taylor. Imitating Taylor is impossible. Thus, Jim's re-imagined renditions are aimed at capturing the essence of JT's music - timeless songs that evoke great memories and emotions.
Jim's unique multi-finger picking style dovetailed nicely into James Taylor's work. "It was a ton of work and loads of fun nailing down over 20 of Taylor's songs in preparing to showcase this project", Jim says.
As a duo, Jim is accompanied by a real pro on the keyboards. A real treat is having Jim's two vocally talented daughters in the show which gives the entire performance a whole new wonderful dimension.