Jim Bryson

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Jim Bryson
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Jim Bryson, August 2010
Background information
Born (1969-04-30) 30 April 1969 (age 50)
OriginOttawa, Ontario, Canada
GenresFolk, indie rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, banjo, piano
Years active2000-present
LabelsKelp, MapleMusic Recordings, Coax Records
Associated actsPunchbuggy, The Weakerthans, Kathleen Edwards, Hilotrons

Jim Bryson is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Briefly a founding member of the band Punchbuggy, he moved to a musical life under his own name with the release of his debut album, The Occasionals, in 2000.

A member of singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards's touring band, Bryson has also toured and recorded with many other artists, including Howe Gelb, Lynn Miles, Sarah Harmer, The Weakerthans, Hilotrons and The Tragically Hip.

Bryson has toured Canada and the United Kingdom extensively. He has played the South by Southwest festival and his music has been in rotation on CBC Radio 3.

He is the subject of Kathleen Edwards's song "I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory", which appears on her album Asking for Flowers.[1]

It was announced in January 2010 that Bryson was recording songs with The Weakerthans for his next album.[2] That album, The Falcon Lake Incident, was released October 19, 2010.[3] He also produced Tanya Davis' 2010 album Clocks and Hearts Keep Going.[4]

In June 2012, he launched a "Catch and Release" series with singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher, in which the two musicians collaborated on a project to write and release a song in a single day.[5] The first song in the series, "The Age of Asparagus", was released on June 7, 2012.[6] He has also collaborated with Ottawa musician Chris Page; under the band name Owl Mountain Radar, this duo contributed a cover of The Nils' song "Daylight" to the 2011 compilation album Have Not Been the Same - Vol. 1: Too Cool to Live, Too Smart to Die.[7]

Since 2014, Bryson has run the Fixed Hinge recording studio, which was constructed alongside his home. Here, he has done a great deal of production work for other artists[8].

His newest EP, Tired of Waiting, was released on September 14, 2018.[9]




  1. ^ MacNeil, Jason. "Kathleen Edwards smells the flowers". Retrieved 2009-01-29.
  2. ^ "The Weakerthans Set Release Date for New Live Album" Archived 2010-01-12 at the Wayback Machine. Exclaim!, January 7, 2010.
  3. ^ "Jim Bryson Recruits the Weakerthans for The Falcon Lake Incident" Archived 2010-08-22 at the Wayback Machine. Exclaim!, September 23, 2010.
  4. ^ "Tanya Davis keeps going". The Coast, November 18, 2010.
  5. ^ "Jim Bryson and Jeremy Fisher launch Catch & Release series" Archived 2016-03-01 at the Wayback Machine. CBC Radio 3, June 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "Jim Bryson and Jeremy Fisher team up for new project, release new song" Archived 2016-03-01 at the Wayback Machine. CBC Radio 3, June 7, 2012.
  7. ^ "'Have Not Been the Same' Book Spawns Covers Comp Featuring Kevin Drew, the Hidden Cameras, Great Lake Swimmers, Bry Webb". Exclaim!, November 14, 2011.
  8. ^ "STUDIO". Jim Bryson. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  9. ^ "Jim Bryson Reveals 'Tired of Waiting' EP, Shares New Song". Exclaim!, July 24, 2018.

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