Too rock for country…too country for rock, Jim Stanson blends the basic elements of rock and roll with essential country instrumentation on his debut CD “Heart Full of Fire”. Difficult to categorize into one specific genre: Rock, Alt-country, Americana or Blues, let’s call it “High-Octane Roots Rock”.
Stanson’s “Heart Full of Fire” reached number 22 on the EuroAmericana Chart in March 2008 and has received critical acclaim and substantial airplay throughout America and Europe. Every song has been played on the radio crossing the boundaries of radio play formats. His song “One Too Many” received a Top 500 Award in the 15th Annual Billboard World Song Contest.
He’s traveled from his hometown of Philadelphia to Nashville and Austin, among others, to get the right feel and sound to his straightforward songs. His new album, “Heart Full of Fire”, includes such luminaries as Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen) on guitar, slide and lap steel; Jim Wieder (The Band, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards) on guitar; “Scrappy” Jud Newcomb (Ian McLagen, The Resentments) on slide; Kurt Johnston (Bon Jovi) on pedal steel and dobro; as well as a host of other more local musicians.
There is plenty of material on this record suitable for other artists and/or TV/Film licensing.
Jim is currently playing gigs with his band in the Philadelphia area. Check out the schedule for upcoming gigs. Band members include Tommy Wade (lead guitar, lap steel, dobro), Ron Telfor (bass guitar), Charles Plaugher (drums) and Henry Gennaria (keyboards).