People of IPR
Fri February 15, 2013
Jim the Mule on Java Blend October 20, 2012
A seasoned 4-piece band based in the Quad Cities, Jim the Mule blends the twang of country with the gritty rock & roll textures of the late 60’s and early 70’s in order to produce something best described as Midwestern Alt-Country. Noted for their up-tempo sound, beautiful harmonies and scorching guitar licks, they have drawn comparisons to such band as Wilco, The Band, The Allman Brothers and Drive-by Truckers.The band has played hundreds of shows at as many different venues and festivals all across the Midwest during the last twelve years, sharing stages and bills with the likes of Little Feat, The BoDeans, The Bottle Rockets, The Band of Heathens, and Backyard Tire Fire, to name a few.
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 Sean Moeller (Daytrotter.com) of the Quad City Times - Jim the Mule has also been productive in the studio during its first twelve years. The band has released numerous recordings including the self-titled studio CD “Jim the Mule," their 2008 full-length studio effort, “Last Solid Ground,” and are set to release their latest EP "You're Gonna Regret Me" in August of this year. Jim the Mule songs have received radio play on stations across the Midwest, from California to Maine, and Europe.
Mark Lush of MidwestBands.com 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.”