Things I've Always Known
In the classic style of the bard, Jim Hinton offers a vast repertoire of songs from decades of songwriting, arranging, and performing Irish and classic folk songs in pubs and coffee houses. He sings in a relaxed baritone and accompanies himself on guitar, mandocello and numerous other instruments. Jim's knowledge as a folklorist and his ability as a storyteller add depth and relevance to his performance. His gently ironic sense of humor connects with listeners of all ages. Jim Hinton began performing at coffee houses and schools as a teenager in the 1960s. By the mid 1970s, he was a member of The Everyman Gypsy Band, performing in folk clubs and pubs in the San Francisco Bay area. They shared venues with headliners Dave Bromberg, Robin Williamson, Linda Ronstadt, and Leo Kottke. Back in San Diego in 1978, his was a featured act at O'Hungry's in Old Town and then on to Irish music venues such as The Blarney Stone and The Patriot Game. Jim founded The Paradise Street Band in 1982 and went on to be featured for five years on Saturday nights at Drowsy Maggie's. The group played numerous concerts at the North County folk club, The Old Time Café. During these years they toured extensively with The Steve Power's Craft Festival traveling to venues throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. Jim played frequently as a soloist at the various Blarney Stone pubs in San Diego. Later, Jim formed the band Strange Woods. As leader of the band, he led the group for 17 years and still plays with them for various events. Since 2003, Jim has performed his original songs at coffee houses, private house parties, numerous St. Patrick's Days, large civic events, including several concert series. Over the years, Jim's music has been a part of folk gatherings throughout San Diego County and the Southwest. For more information please visit: http://jimhinton.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.