http://passim.org/club/jake-armerding-jim-trick-opens Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Date Idea, Music, Nightlife
The Boston Globe calls composer-violinist Jake Armerding "the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from the Boston folk scene in years." The original song "Catchy Paul & Dreamy John," from his new album Cosmos in the Chaos, was a finalist in the 2013 Newsong Contest.
Armerding grew up playing classical violin and listening to 80's pop radio. Over the course of 2000 performances, he has shared the stage with Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, Josh Ritter, David Wilcox and Toad the Wet Sprocket.
He lives in Minneapolis.
Imagine an experience where an entire audience feels like they are connected to a conversation; whether thru his music or his words, he brings a real life perspective, with an engaging and entertaining presence to the room. Joyful, sincere and magnetic are just a few of the words to describe Jim Trick.
“His gentle and authentic stage presence combined with awesome songwriting make for a delightful show.” – No Depression Magazine
As a child, he was bullied for choosing music over sports, for having a funny last name and for struggling with obesity. Through his experiences he delivers a blend of alternative folk, thoughtful pop, and spoken word. Influenced by Neil Finn, Bruce Cockburn, John Gorka and Charles Bukowski; Trick takes the acoustic guitar down a path of percussive, intricate, and ethereal ranges creating well thought out melodic support for carefully crafted lyrics.
“One of New England’s top songwriters” – Berklee College of Music
Boston has welcomed Jim with open arms, as a solo artist, to play as a regular at iconic venues such as Club Passim, The Me&Thee Coffeehouse, Berklee’s Cafe 939 and the New Moon Coffeehouse, just to name a few. He has shared the stage with Ellis Paul, Brooks Williams, Susan Werner, Martyn Joseph and Christopher Williams.
“One of the brightest songwriters and storytellers coming out of the north east these days is a man named Jim Trick. With the ability to draw an audience into his world, Jim is a brilliant communicator who is definitely worth the effort to go see.” – Grandfather Rock from WCWP 88.1 FM Brooklyn
Everything you need”, co-written with Christopher Williams, was recently released on Christopher’s album “The City Makes the Man”. Trick and Rachel Taylor co-wrote, “You Might Be Surprised”, a song released on the album “Heartbreak is for Everyone”, which was produced by Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
His most recent release, Further From the Tree, produced by Michael Pritzl of The Violet Burning, was fully funded by his loyal fan base during a four week “Trick-Starter” campaign. The album features the song “A road called home” co-written with Nashville’s Rachel Taylor. It depicts a recent trip in which Jim and his wife Alison, traveled 10,500 miles all over the United States, not knowing from night to night where they would sleep.
“We needed an epic adventure. In many ways, the song and trip were a line we drew in the sand in terms of how we want to live our lives going forward. In some crazy way, this album is propelling us into a truer version of life, steeped in freedom and satisfying a wild curiosity.” – Jim Trick
As a touring member of Banding People Together, Jim also travels all over the United States using music and behavioral science to help companies create collaborative strategies and improve leadership.
“Listening to Jim Trick’s songs and voice are like getting a hug from an old friend. A friend that knows you well. His music lets me take off my armor and feel welcomed into a world where I know I’m understood, not alone, and truly invited into. Wonderful stuff.” – Mary Lou Lord