VIVADOR (vee-va-door) n. 1. someone who loves life. 2. a person who grabs life by the horns.

VIVADOR (vee-va-door) n. 1. someone who loves life. 2. a person who grabs life by the horns.

ALTERNATIVE FOLK ROCK MUSIC WITH A VIVADOR TWIST

“Baldwin is a national tresure of a songwriter. ”  - Keith Howerton, Texas Music Times

"Intriguing, stunning." - Mario Tarradell, The Dallas Morning News

"I would take this CD anyplace with me." - Tom Bodett, Motel 6 Spokesman & Radio Anomaly

"His music inhabits a space between Bob Wills, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley." - Jack Kinslow, KYOTE

NEW ALBUM out now:

LEVIATHAN OF LOVE

Are you a genre jumping music lover?

Well then, Jimmy “The Vivador” Baldwin’s latest record, Leviathan of Love, is worth wrapping your ears around.

Leviathan of Love is Baldwin’s fourth outing on his musical journey. On it he serves up his “Jimmy’d” up versions of blues, jazz, bluegrass, and rock. It’s filled with stories of lovelorn mermaids, healing rivers, big, black hearts and a prisoner of love.

Under the musical stewardship of Austin’s Bruce Hughes, Jimmy recorded his Leviathan of Love. He was joined in the studio by Scrappy Judd Newcomb, Sara Hickman, Ephraim Owen, John Chapman, Brian Beken, and Stefano Intercisano.

 

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CREATION MYTH:

A Kentucky-born singer-songwriter, Jimmy performs in dusty bars and historic theaters from Austin to Seattle, San Francisco to Nashville and beyond. Raised in El Paso, his sound is rooted in the Texas troubadour tradition.  His songs reflect the familiar spirit of country music as it blends with the sounds he grew up on – classic country, rock, border Norteña, and the spontaneous freestyle of the mariachi street musicians of Juarez. An Americana Music top-40 artist and three time, first-round Grammy nominee. His guitar is the needle that weaves the yarn through the fabric of lost memories and forgotten dreams.

Even if you are not familiar with Jimmy Baldwin's music, you have most likely seen his creative work. His  Motel 6 commercials with Tom Bodett received numerous awards. As did his sun-baked beach spots for Corona beer. Jimmy Fallon even parodied his Corona "Beeper" spot on Saturday Night Live. Jimmy Baldwin also won an international directorial award from Wim Wenders and Dennis Hopper for his directorial debut. 

10-year old Ruby Jane Baldwin directs Veterans Tribute Video. She dedicated the video to her Grandfather Lt. Col. Noland Baldwin.

Jimmy and the Vaqueros Electronicos at Trees. Dallas, TX

Jimmy and the Vaqueros Electronicos at Trees. Dallas, TX

Jimmy and Dave Burris on Good Morning Texas. Dallas, TX

Jimmy and Dave Burris on Good Morning Texas. Dallas, TX

The Vivador at The Continental Club. Austin, TX

The Vivador at The Continental Club. Austin, TX

Jimmy & the Vaqueros Electronicos at the Plaza Theater. El Paso, TX

Jimmy & the Vaqueros Electronicos at the Plaza Theater. El Paso, TX

MY LONE STAR- Director: Jeff Bednarz. Editor: Doug Bryan

PLCFS- Director: Jimmy Baldwin. Editor: Doug Bryan

Jimmy Baldwin and Scrappy Newcomb at The Double J Art Ranch

SOMEBODY'S NOBODY

SOMEBODY'S NOBODY

THE COWBOY AND THE MERMAID

THE COWBOY AND THE MERMAID

VIVADOR

VIVADOR

NEW: LEVIATHAN OF LOVE- out now

NEW: LEVIATHAN OF LOVE- out now

THE VIVADOR

THE VIVADOR