Jim Gilmour in the News:
In the Beatles movie "Hard Days Night" British comic actor Wilfrid Brambell played the role of Paula's grandfather. All through the movie, everyone who came across this old codger immediately makes a comment about how "clean" he seemed to be. "Clean" is also the first and foremost adjective that comes to mind to describe Rutland County singer/songwriter Jim Gilmour's debut CD, entitled "Quarterline."
The sound on the 10 carefully crafted tracks is sparkling, the playing uncluttered, the writing confident and singing quite gorgeous (Gilmour's voice brings to mind Jesse Colin Young during his golden years with the Youngbloods). Gilmour has spent years enriching the musical culture in and around Middletown Springs, VT; organizing the Solarfest (a well-established summertime songwriters and alternative energy festival), launching the Turn of the Tide concert series at the Middletown Springs library, and producing and/or engineering numerous local recording projects at Southview Arts, his studio high on a hill above the town.
It's good news that he won a performing songwriter contest last year in Park City, Utah: After a year of heavy touring he is finally getting recognition as a solo musician as well for his many projects.