Unique singer and instrumental acoustic guitarist available for weddings, private parties, bars, corporate events, libraries, etc..
Not bound by the usual sonic possibilities of the acoustic guitar, Green creates enchanting melodies to percussively driven rock fingerstyle songs that fully illustrate his uniqueness in the world of guitar players. 2004 Guitar Idol Champion and named “One of the best independent artists in the Midwest” by Billboard Magazine. He has opened for artists such as Johnny Rivers, CCR, The Bodeans and Muriel Anderson. Book Jim Green for your next event if you're looking for an artist that will leave your guests with a lively entertaining musical experience.
Price Range: $200 and up
Chicago native Jim Green is a Singer/Songwriter and solo fingerstyle acoustic guitarist. Not bound by the usual sonic possibilities of the acoustic guitar, Green creates enchanting finger-style arrangements to percussively driven solo guitar instrumentals in a fresh and compelling way. Deciding that the well-worn paths that other musicians adhere to were not the proper routes for his own creativity, he draws forth percussive rhythms, harmonics, and double pull-offs with a piano-like approach that often sounds like one more guitar than is actually playing. This is all done in real time with no sampling or looping devices to be found. The result is not only musical but visually stimulating.
Green’s driving perfectionism to his music has gained him the attention of the Editors at Billboard Magazine who named him "One of the best independent artists in the Midwest". He has received airplay on radio stations across the country, including National Public Radio (NPR) and Chicago's very own 93XRT. Songs can also be heard on several internet radio stations such as (link hidden) This particular station's listeners voted Green's song *Firefly* as one of the Best 100 songs of the year. As demand for Green’s live performance grows he now spends part of the year touring outside the US in such countries as New Zealand and Israel.
Although this former Chicago street musician has won the title of "Guitar Idol 2004" and has gained much interest for his unusual percussive playing style, he considers himself a songwriter first, a guitarist second. Because of this he is often heard quoting his biggest musical influence, Michael Hedges, who said, "I'm not trying to play the guitar. I'm trying to play music. That's the difference right there."
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