Beginnings Without Endings
People who've seen a lot in the music business see something special in Jimbo-Delta... A longtime Chicago blues artist introduced Jimbo-Delta as 'The Real Deal'... The Chicago Sun Times says... 'Jimbo Delta, a k a Jim Parks, gives winks to the region his moniker suggests with clean resonator guitars and the vocal range of a young Johnny Cash. Parks considers himself to be true Americana, something the lazy river strings of his debut long player, 'Hypnotized' (2002), certainly reflect. But new tunes in the works flash electric-guitar effects and pitter-patter blues beats. Either way, the man's got a knack for blending new sentiments with old traditions.' Jimbo-Delta truly is authentic Americana Roots music. Jimbo-Delta is a band name that was created to define a musical style strongly influenced by the instruments and simplicity of Delta Blues...but also had a very contemporary view. Quincy Illinois...sleepy Illinois Mississippi rivertown is the the hometown of Jim Parks. Jim was transplanted into Chicago in 1997. Jim has been performing since 1971. All songs on were written by Jim Parks. Ken Reif is a bass player who cut his teeth on the thick groove of Chicago Blues. Ken was born and raised in the Chicago area. Ken has been playing bass guitar with Jim since 2000.