Jim Page (singer)

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Jim Page
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Jim Page (1994)
Background information
Born 1949 (age 64–65)
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Songwriter
Vocalist
Instruments Guitar
Vocals
Years active 1965 to present
Associated acts Artis the Spoonman
Website JimPage.net

Jim Page (born 1949) is an American folk singer-songwriter and social activist.

Early life[edit]

Page was born in Palo Alto, California in 1949[1] and moved to Seattle in 1971.

Music career and activism[edit]

He is known for his political songs and for his activism in support of buskers. He is one of the organizers of Buskerfest in Seattle. He frequently appears with Artis the Spoonman. He tours internationally, yet he still plays at Pike Place Market as a street performer.

Page began playing guitar at age 15.[2]

In 1974, his protest song and testimony convinced the Seattle City Council to drop the requirement that street performers have a permit to perform.[3] [4]

Notable work[edit]

Page is well known in coffee houses and folk clubs in Seattle and in the British Isles, where he toured for several years. His best known songs include "Fireside", his first song, written in 1967, "Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette", an anti-nuclear weapons song covered by Christy Moore, "On the Street Again", "Time Enough for Questions When the Killing's Done", about the eternal quest for a 'man of honor', "Cultus Bay Serenade", "Miles and Miles", about the modernization of the San Francisco Bay Area, "Anna Mae", "An Old Pair of Red Shoes", and "Gasworks Park". He has also questioned US involvement in the Iraq war [5][6]

Discography[edit]

  • A Shot of the Usual - Whid-Isle Records, LP, 1975
  • On the Street Again - Whid-Isle Records, LP, 1976
  • Hot Times - Whid-Isle Records, LP, 1979
  • In the Act - First American Records, LP, 1980
  • This Movie Is For Real - Nacksving, LP, 1982
  • Visions In My View - Flying Fish, LP, 1986
  • More Than Anything Else In The World, 1993
  • Jim Page & Artis: On The Street Sidewalk Again, cassette, 1994
  • Whose World Is This, 1997
  • Heroes and Survivors, 1997
  • Gettin Squeezed, 1999
  • Music From Big Red, 2001
  • Collateral Damage, 2002
  • Human Interesting - A Temporary Retrospective, 2002
  • Seattle Songs, 2004
  • Head Full of Pictures, 2006
  • Jim Page & Artis: After All This Time, 2007
  • I See What You Mean - Jim Page in Nashville, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, James (1999), Encyclopedia of Northwest Music: From Classical Recordings to Classic Rock Performances, Your Guide to the Best of the Region, Seattle, Wash: Sasquatch Books, pp. 255–256, ISBN 1-57061-141-6 
  2. ^ Stout, Gene (2007-03-02), "SeattleNoise: Jim Page", Seattle P-I, retrieved 2007-11-05 
  3. ^ "Hot Dish: Dylan and Grillin'", Seattle Weekly, 2004-08-11, retrieved 2007-11-05 
  4. ^ "50 Most Influential Musicians", Seattle Metropolitan, December 2008, retrieved 2009-01-15 
  5. ^ "Something About Us". YouTube. 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Head Full of Pictures by Jim Page". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 

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