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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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.