Photo courtesy of Jim Emmons.
For all fans of funk, R&B and jazz, today is your lucky day. The extremely talented singer/songwriter Jim Emmons�has launched his official website! Emmons is a self-taught musician who cites influences such as Prince, George Michael, Vince Guaraldi and Ella Fitzgerald, just to name a few. Jim and I started collaborating on music in the summer of 2007 when he came across my book Sketches of Verbal Alchemy in a google search. After a series of emails, I started emailing him lyrics, with no particular melodies in mind (a’la Bernie Taupin and Elton John) and before long, we had well over an album’s worth of finished songs. Our first album, “In The Absence of Red,” was recorded and released before Jim and I ever met face to face! The album was met with critical praise and we’ve been working on music together ever since. Currently, we are putting the finishing touches on “Throwing Stars,” another collection of music that seeks to inspire, challenge established norms and will be the soundtrack for the listener to get their groove on. The album will be released in 2010.