Jim Bryson’s tunes have been described both as “folk songs played with rock instruments” and “rock songs played with folk instruments” – while in truth they almost consistently lilt and sway between the two. This Ottawa-based artist’s songs are a cultivated mix of hope and doubt, longing and uncertainty, and are flush with endearing tales culled from the town he calls home.
A “Singer Songer”, sideman and producer, Jim has released five critically-acclaimed solo recordings, with the most recent, 2016’s Somewhere We Will Find Our Place, making many a year-end best-of list here in Canada, notably in Macleans and CBC Music Top 100 songs (2 songs).
Jim has toured extensively Canada and the UK, continuing to build a loyal fan base in both countries. And in addition to his own releases, he produces records for others at his studio, and his guitar playing and singing can be heard on numerous recordings, including with international luminaries such as Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Harmer, and Howe Gelb.
No Depression describes Jim’s music as having “Acres of old-fashioned heart and soul.” That sounds pretty darn good, don’t you think?