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Summer 2023 Updates

Hello. It's been a while... Since mid 2021, I've been on an extended hiatus from live music performances, save for a song or two here and there.  I've been more interested in electric guitar these last few years, and rarely touch the acoustic. Lately, I've been reviewing my song catalog, and working on arrangements, if only to see what I've got. Stay tuned.  My marketing and business life has been busy. The pandemic caused businesses to focus more on their web presence, and my digital agency has boomed. Additionally, I've been fortunate enough to work a few extended contracts with marketing agencies and businesses who needed long term marketing support and project work. Finally, since 2019 (with a pandemic related break in 2020), I've been working in the professional sports and entertainment industry in the Twin Cities.  Busy, enjoying life. Hope you are, too!
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The new Jim Carlson Music site has launched with streaming audio, videos, gigs, a shop and a new blog. As such. this blog is in flux.
Central Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Jim Carlson will be performing two shows in Downtown Wausau, WI on Saturday September 6th: Wausau Festival of Arts - 400 Block Stage - 12:00 - 12:45 - All Ages Limericks Public House - Scott Street - Downtown Wausau - 9 pm - 21+ Jim brings a rock edge to contemporary folk music and will be performing original selections as well as select cover material from contemporary artists.  Facebook | Reverbnation | Web  

Corporate Sponsorship Fail - Honda Civic Tour

Last night (8-24-2014) The Honda Civic Tour appeared at the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI. There were three bands on the bill: STRFKR (Starfucker) Portugal. The Man Grouplove Here's the thing: We found out about this gig from STRFKR's website and ordered tickets. When I printed them, I thought I ordered the wrong show, as STRFKR wasn't on the ticket. A Google search confirmed they were on the bill. Honda, apparently either didn't have a say in STRFKR's participation on the tour, or they didn't have the balls to associate themselves with it.  The irony is that, last night, Honda was mocked by the very audience they were trying to attract. Well, they won't put us on the sign, but we ARE PLAYING in Milwaukee tonight. 7:30 sharp! #fukhonda … — STRFKR (@starfucker) August 24, 2014 Honda are assholes for not mentioning them at all but @starfucker killed it tonight. #hondacivictour #strfkrisbestband — Charles O'Conn

No Good [Demo]

Recorded on the banks of Lake Ojaski, Chetek, WI 7/15/2014, this is a demo for the song, "No Good". Enjoy! Have you heard ‘No Good [Demo]’ by Jim Carlson on #SoundCloud ? — jimcarlson (@jimcarlson) July 17, 2014