The journey so far…
Jimmy’s Blue Notebook is the brainchild of Jimmy G, an artist who spent nearly a decade releasing music and touring with his loud and uncompromising rock band Craving Strange. His recent project is more low-key and intimate, but certainly no less edgy or daring.
“I wanted to try something new and also do something I was kind of scared to do, writing and performing big loud rock shows has been my comfort zone. I love it and will do it forever but this was a chance to really put myself out there in a very personal way which honestly is uncomfortable for me but I feel like it’s what these songs needed and what I need to keep growing and evolving.”
Disarmingly honest and remarkably personal, Jimmy’s compositions find their strength and beauty in their sheer vulnerability.
“Songwriting has always been about baring your soul and being me at my most honest. I write from personal experience and feelings so I can work through things or make sense of what I’m going through at the time. I’ve been very lucky to have had people find or get something in my songs that they relate to or have gone through themselves. People don’t always realize it but when you feel like you’re not alone because of one of my songs it let’s me know I’m not alone either.”
Making his debut as a solo acoustic performer Jimmy’s Blue Notebook is a music project that focuses on sparse, minimalistic acoustic landscapes, accompanied by emotional and personal lyrics that echo the work of artists such as Ryan Adams, Butch Walker or Sufjan Stevens, just to name a few. A snapshot of Jimmy’s life-long passion for music. Whether moving across the country with nothing but a backpack, a guitar and a handful of songs, or sharing living quarters with cramped up amps and instruments in a rehearsal studio, Jimmy has been living and breathing music for as long as he can remember, and his life certainly would not be the same without it.