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True North

by Jim Green

Intimate and laid back nature inspired acoustic guitar music that is great for a solitary afternoon with a cup of tea and a book.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. No Regrets
3:29 $0.99
2. Back of Beyond
3:31 $0.99
3. Sailing Sunsets
4:46 $0.99
4. True North
3:12 $0.99
5. Aurora
2:49 $0.99
6. Turning
4:06 $0.99
7. Cascade
4:57 $0.99
8. Weathered
2:52 $0.99
9. Vincent
4:38 $0.99
10. As Far as You Can See
3:06 $0.99
11. No Regrets (Reprise)
3:36 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Airplay for True North has reached over 200 radio stations across the US!

Jim Green "True North" 2015 - "If you're looking for a disk of quiet, slow, soothing acoustic guitar music, look no further than Jim Green's True North. The 11 tunes on the CD have an ethereal air about them, even his covers of Don McLean's "Vincent" and "Turning" by Alex DeGrassi (played about half as slow as the original, yet infused with its own mystery). Green makes good use of simple, stark guitar parts played with an almost minimalist quality in repetition. He also adds Native American flute, harmonica, and "imaginary instruments" to good effect. "Back of Beyond" reminds me of riding home from swimming on my 10-speed when I was a kid. "Weathered" is more up tempo, and benefits from both violin and cello in the mix to add delicate and mournful melody lines. The opening cut, "No Regrets," gets another shot as the last track, but with different treatment that makes you move back and forth between the two to hear what he is saying in their differences. I think my favorite tune is "Cascade," with a richer, more nuanced melodic development and solid playing. Good music for a book and a cup of tea on a solitary afternoon." © Kirk Albrecht - www.minor7th.com

EDITORS of BILLBOARD MAGAZINE – “One of the best independent artists.”

IL ENTERTAINER - “Abundantly gifted”

LILLI KUZMA, WDCB RADIO - "Jim Green, gets more out of the guitar than a roomful of adept players at a jam session. His breakneck speed, percussive and innovative style, wrapped around good solid Americana music, is truly exhilarating."

ERIC SCHELKOPH, KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE - “A musical and visual treat for the audience"

STEVEN J. ATHANAS, TOLEDO CITY PAPER - "Plays his acoustic guitar, not unlike Michael Hedges or even a little Keller Williams. But even while his guitar clicks and screeches, the melodies that he lays over are very engaging."

Chicago native Jim Green is a Singer/Songwriter and solo fingerstyle acoustic guitarist. Not bound by the usual sonic possibilities of the acoustic guitar, Green creates enchanting finger-style arrangements to percussively driven solo guitar instrumentals in a fresh and compelling way. Deciding that the well-worn paths that other musicians adhere to were not the proper routes for his own creativity, he draws forth percussive rhythms, harmonics, and double pull-offs with a piano-like approach that often sounds like one more guitar than is actually playing. This is all done in real time with no sampling or looping devices to be found. The result is not only musical but visually stimulating.

Green’s driving perfectionism to his music has gained him the attention of the Editors at Billboard Magazine who named him "One of the best independent artists in the Midwest". He has received airplay on radio stations across the country, including National Public Radio (NPR) and Chicago's very own 93XRT. Songs can also be heard on several internet radio stations such as xsgritaradio.com. This particular station's listeners voted Green's song *Firefly* as one of the Best 100 songs of the year. As demand for Green’s live performance grows he now spends part of the year touring outside the US in such countries as New Zealand and Israel.

Although this former Chicago street musician has won the title of "Guitar Idol 2004" and has gained much interest for his unusual percussive playing style, he considers himself a songwriter first, a guitarist second. Because of this he is often heard quoting his biggest musical influence, Michael Hedges, who said, "I'm not trying to play the guitar. I'm trying to play music. That's the difference right there."



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