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Jim The Mule
Davenport, Iowa
Gilliland, Jason
Koning, Ryan
Swanson, Tom
Videtich, Dan
2008 - Authentic - CD/Tape - Last Solid Ground
A four-piece band based in the Iowa & Illinois Quad Cities, Jim the Mule blends the gritty Rock and Roll textures of the late 60’s and early 70’s with touches of Southern Rock, Pop, Alternative Rock, and Country into something best described as “Midwestern Rock and Roll.” A testament to the popularity of their sound and live performances, the band has received numerous “Best Local Rock Band” honors in the River Cities’ Reader Best of the Quad Cities Poll. Jim the Mule has played hundreds of shows at over 86 different venues and festivals all across the Midwest, including the inaugural River Roots Live Music Fest, sharing the festival stage with Little Feat, The BoDeans, and Umphreys McGee. In addition to “...earning a reputation around the area as one of the great, original live bands, with a sharp rootsy rock sound and its nasty chops,” as proclaimed by the Quad City Times, Jim the Mule has also been productive in the studio during its first eight years. They have released an extended single, numerous live recordings, the self-titled studio CD “Jim the Mule”, and their latest full-length studio effort “Last Solid Ground”. JTM songs have received radio play on stations across the Midwest and all the way from California to Maine to Europe. Mark Lush at said it best stating “They draw inspiration from a myriad of styles, and do what good bands are capable of doing - they make fans across genres, and play music that is appealing to all kinds of people.”