This Is My House
"Jimmy D" (Jimmy DePalma) rocks the house with his electrifying musical style showcasing a melting pot of Blues, R&B and Soul with a splash of Funk thrown in the mix! Jimmy's powerhouse playing style drips with enthusiasm, intensity and confidence. His music is deep, honest and always smokin'! After 35 years, Jimmy's talent has enabled him to express life's ups and downs with an original blues-feel. Jimmy's influences stem from his childhood in Pittsburgh where he, as other musicians, experienced the Ed Sullivan Show. Jimmy credits not only the Beatles but other artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jr. Walker, James Brown, B.B. King, Roy Buchannon, Danny Gatton and ZZ Top as major influences in his style of guitar playing. Jimmy's high energy and amazing talent have been appreciated by Alabama's Jeff Cook, Sly Stone, Tino Gonzales, Room Full Of Blues Band and audiences from Harrisburg, PA to Moline, IL; from "Secrets" in Ocean City, MD, to the "Wobbly Barn" in VT. In 1999, Jimmy contributed an original song, "Other Side", for the "Green Room Blues" CD. Presently, the "Jimmy D" Blues Band consists of the most impressive and talented musicians in the Central PA and Baltimore, MD areas. Jimmy D's CD, "This Is My House" is now available. The CD contains original music written by Jimmy D. The first track, "White Boy Blues" begins the exciting musical journey which takes you through a New Orleans styled, "Biscuit Funk", a reggae-influenced, "Not Keepin' ", a James Brown-ized, "Keep Yo' Money", a bar-room tumble with "Takin' Out the Trash", a soul-filled blues number, "Release Denise", and an original adaptation of Buddy Miles, "Them Changes". "This Is My House" is a CD full of surprises and exquisite talent both in composition and musicianship. Don't be misled by Jimmy D's peach-smooth face and unassuming David Gilmore, accountant-like persona. Jimmy D's wide open throttle guitar playing, with tonal changes, immediately and forever will impress any audience.