MORE ABOUT JIM PARADIS
Just two weeks after he picked up his first guitar, Jim Paradis joined a blues band. He was thirteen years old. But this unique singer/songwriter soon widened his musical horizons by becoming a member of an original progressive rock band, then a touring Rock and Roll band. Jim also enjoyed playing bass and singing in Gary Burr’s band, showcasing Gary's original songs, including "Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me," which launched Gary's Hall of Fame songwriting career.
Since then Jim has written hundreds of songs, recorded 3 CD's with October Moon and 2 solo CDs, "You are Here,” and his newly released "Almost Home." He is back in the studio working on his next release for the Summer of 2011. Jim often writes alone, but sometimes collaborates with October Moon band mate, Mark Mirando, or with Diane Solomon, known for her television variety show in England, as well as Gary Burr.
The songs Jim Paradis writes evoke a sense of home, love & loss and the changes life brings to a searching soul. Jim’s smooth, melodic voice and finger-style guitar work are the perfect compliment for his intimate and philosophical lyrics. But it is his magnetic warmth that lifts him above the rest; Jim draws people into the stories, into the energy, into the emotion of his heartfelt songs.
Now performing on stages, coffee houses and clubs throughout New England, New York, Boston and Nashville, Jim Paradis has shared the stage with many notables such as Gary Burr, Mark Mirando and Diane Solomon, as well as Ace, James Cotton Blues Band, Vance Gilbert, Angela Clemmons, Marc Douglas Berardo, Rupert Wates, Brad Yoder, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Dick Neal, Chuck E Costa, Eric Lichter, NRBQ, Fran McKendree.