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Life and Career
Stofer was the touring bassist for Denver-based piano rock band The Fray, for three years. The Fray had never had an official bassist, and in 2004, Stofer was employed as their touring bassist. Stofer's talent became evident to The Fray on the local scene. At the time, Stofer was the bassist for the hip hop group Flobots and funk rock band Bop Skizzum, while he was attending the University of Colorado at Boulder The Fray came calling for a bassist. Stofer and The Fray amicably disbanded in 2007, and he focused his attention on his own bands (including Dualistics and The Commentary. He made an appearance in the music video for "Over My Head (Cable Car)"
Stofer was a member of Hello Kavita, an indie folk group from Denver, Colorado, and played bass and co-wrote their second album, To A Loved One. In June 2010, Jimmy was also presented as a new member of Rose Hill Drive. In 2011, the band toured as an opener for Stone Temple Pilots for a few months.
Stofer recorded the bass tracks for Gary Johnson's debut album, "Tracing Starlines With Empty Hands", which debuted in February 2010. Funk rock was recognized by Bass Player magazine for his contributions to his trade.
He is the singer and songwriter of the band Weather Maps. The debut album Places was released in late 2010.
Stofer composes music for television, film and advertising. His credits include Target, Toyota, Reebok, Jim Beam, AT&T, ABC, HBO, USA, Jaguar, Wendy's, Dairy Queen, Honda, HP, Hershey's, Great Clips, Hearst Publications, Funny or Die, Fuel TV, Charter Cable, and more.
- Interview with Rose Hill Drive, Colorado Daily, 06/08/2010
- Bassist Jimmy Stofer takes us "Places" in his solid solo effort http://www.denverpost.com/music/ci_15661388
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