Ukulele Jim

Folk from Santa Barbara, CA

Tags  ukulele  ukelele  americana  folk  rock 

Don't let the name fool you! This is no novelty act. Call it Cali folk with an island vibe.

Biography

With music that combines the soulfulness of James Taylor with the pop sensibilities of Jack Johnson, Ukulele Jim will treat you to an ear pleasing, heart stealing, joyful feeling good time! The combination of Jim's lilting voice with the sweetness of the ukulele is notable in catchy, emotive songs that bridge the gaps between Pop, Rock, Country and Folk music.

From his home studio in Santa Barbara, California, James "Ukulele Jim" Clark uses the convenience of the Internet to work with talented musicians from all over the world, creating an international 'virtual group' free from geographical boundaries. This collaborative freedom allows Jim to switch styles between acoustic solo pieces to songs with a full band sound.

Ukulele Jim is also Santa Barbara's best-kept secret. His rise in ukulele music coincided with his starting a family, which is currently keeping him relatively close to home. With the arrival of newborn twins in 2005, Jim began learning the ukulele so his kids would grow up in a house that was always full of music. He is primarily self-taught, drawing from a large pool of influences such as George Harrison, James Hill, Boulder Acoustic Society, Barenaked Ladies, and The Magnetic Fields, just to name a few.

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