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Time Spent

by Jim Boyer

Honest American music by a spellbinding singer, songwriter and guitarist
Genre: Rock: Rockabilly
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Heavy Boots
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2. No Question
4:59 $0.99
3. Road Sister
5:42 $0.99
4. The Burn
3:34 $0.99
5. Wishing Well
2:12 $0.99
6. Run Away
3:28 $0.99
7. On the Farm at 3am
7:23 $0.99
8. Sweet Wine Ragtime Bitters
3:40 $0.99
9. Cookin' With Gas
3:20 $0.99
10. Whistling in the dark
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11. Stranger Things
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12. Three Sheets to the Wind
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Album Notes
Jim Boyer's hypnotic voice and his melodic tunes keep you mesmerized throughout this wondrous CD, "Time Spent."

Jim has been captivating the crowd since he started his musical career as a vocalist in Cleveland, in 1984 at the age of 16. He moved on to New York, and was a busker in the East Village for a while then hitched to Flagstaff and hooked up with Cold Turkey, featuring Scotty Brownwood.

"Stranger Things" and "No Question" were written during his days with Cold Turkey and "Run Away" was written at the ripe old age of 14. Jim a prolific songwriter wrote all of the songs on "Time Spent".

In 1989 he hitched to Portland, Oregon, where he met Billy Kennedy and Lynn Conover, which lead him into the roots of the Portland music scene, the Rounders (Steve Weber, Dave Reisch, Roger North) and the late great Jeffrey Frederick of the Clamtomes. Jim played with all of them and more, Tim Accot, Neil Gilpin, Sam Henry and Kevin 'Bingo' Richey. Jim and Bingo became "Glowing Corn", a punk rock sensation that let it all hang out (circa 94-97).

Jim and Dave Reisch started playing happy hour at the Laurelthirst on Sundays now known fondly as church by all attendees. Soon Bingo joined them on banjo, then Pete Crebbs came along playing washboard and this developed into the Freak Mountain Ramblers who have become a Sunday event in Portland, Oregon. The Freaks are now comprised of Jim Boyer, Dave Reisch, Alexander Browning, Roger North, Turtle Van Demarr and occasionally the legendary Michael Hurley sits in.

Jim Boyer's magical voice and the sentiments of his composition will please even the harshest of critics on "Time Spent".



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Craig Logan

a perfect "waiting for the end of the world" record
I remember one evening of inebriate lucidity when I was asked what music I would like to hear during the time between knowing that the missles were flying and zero. I would want something that measures life with honesty; something that shows the limitations of its medium and stirs the imagination because of it.. The essences captured in this recording take me with vivid clarity from scenes of wishful thinking (Run Away), to a resolve not too unlike gratitude in understanding emptiness (Whistling In The Dark), to celebration and contentment (Cookin' With Gas). The strength of this album is that every song on it shows its maker. Jim Boyer tells it like it has been for him honestly, thoughtfully and fully. Phenomenal first record from a veteran live player. Extra kudos for the live feel of the recording that fits the simple integrity of the songs so well.

Craig Logan

Mark Yokoyama

i've been waiting for this disc
As a long-time Jim Boyer fan, I've been waiting a while for this, and it was worth it. A mix of favorites I've seen live and some that are new to me, Jim manages to showcase his stylistic breadth while maintaining a cohesiveness that binds the album together as a whole. If you imagine making a mix cd of all the Jimmy songs from the Freak Mountain Ramblers cds, you'll have a pretty good idea what this record is like.

Eric H.

undiscovered gem
I stumbled across Jim at a small pub where he was playing a solo set and I was blown over by his voice and solid guitar chops. This record is even BETTER than I remember him live. His gravely voice and wilting lyrics give a gimps of a soul older than its years. Whiskey worn and cigarette stained songs played by some of Portland's best alt-country players.