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Jim Presley

Old School Acoustic Blues

Plays Old School Acoustic Blues plus original creations in this tradition and others.

Jim Presley in the house provides an evening of both traditional blues cover songs from the masters like, Robert Johnson, Son House, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and John Lee Hooker and his original songs.

Along with the songs there is a steady stream of trash talk, stories(Some True) lots of mischief and fun 

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Jim Presley grew up in and around Detroit, Michigan. He came from a family of musical people and colorful characters.

Jim has had many musical influences, including songs learned working in the fields with migrant workers, the Hasting Street Blues Scene, Motown, the Ann Arbor Folk and Rock Movements, Biker Rock, and Traditional Native American Music.

Despite all these influences, make no mistake about it, what Jim plays is Acoustic Old School Blues. (Even though more than 1/2 of his songs are his own original compositions)

The Blues is not about heartache and sorrow.

The Blues is about getting up and celebrating in the moment and feeling good.

The Blues is about connecting and celebrating with our relationships regardless of what life throws at us.

Jim does not consider his music a performance but an opportunity for the audience to share the fun at his party.

There will be some beautiful music, we will rock and carry on.

Jim loves to tell stories, and muse on various topics (Trash Talk) but our number one reason for our gathering is fun.

He loves to play and sing for others.

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