Jim Guthrie (singer-songwriter)

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Jim Guthrie
Born Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Genres Indie rock, experimental
Years active 1995–present
Labels 3 Syllables, Three Gut
Associated acts Islands, Royal City, Human Highway
Website jimguthrie.org

Jim Guthrie is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He has recorded both as a solo artist and as a member of the bands Islands, Royal City and Human Highway.

He was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, and currently lives in Toronto.

Guthrie first made a name for himself by releasing a series of self-produced cassettes, and subsequently released albums on Three Gut Records. He was nominated for a Juno Award for his album Now, More Than Ever. In June 2013, his solo studio album Takes Time was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.



In Human Highway[edit]

In Royal City[edit]

With Islands[edit]


Jim Guthrie Vs. The Haymakers was a limited release split EP released in 2003, featuring four songs by each artist. Jim Guthrie contributed four instrumentals, created using the Sony PlayStation MTV Music Generator, while Haymakers contributed three songs which would eventually be released on their album II, and one song ("Gravy") which was exclusive to the Jim Guthrie Vs. The Haymakers release.

His song “Who Needs What”, from the 1999 album A Thousand Songs, was covered by the indie pop band Tullycraft on their 2002 album Beat, Surf, Fun.

Since the 1990s he has collaborated with Guelph-based hip-hop artist Noah23 on numerous projects, including an appearance on his 2008 album Rock Paper Scissors.

Guthrie received acclaim for the music he composed for the 2011 computer and tablet video game, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.[1] The score was published as a digital and analogue (vinyl) album, Sword & Sworcery LP: The Ballad of the Space Babies, in April 2011.

In 2013, Guthrie began selling guitar tabs for his songs through the indie tab site Soundslice.[2]

Guthrie recently collaborated with Sarah Harmer and Bry Webb for the National Parks Project.


  1. ^ Buchanan, Levi. "Sword & Sworcery EP iPad Review". IGN. Retrieved 26 March 2011. One of the best game scores I have heard in years 
  2. ^ "Takes Time by Jim Guthrie: official tabs". Soundslice. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 

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