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When I first worked with Joey Colarusso, (at a 1997 recording session), he was already an enormously talented young man.
Joey had overcome a serious health challenge in his boyhood, rising to a surprising level of skill that, decades later,
would lead him to doctoral status in music--becoming a beloved teacher, husband, and father. Today, Joey loves playing
jazz and mariachi music with his students, and also with many renowned entertainers, including jazz combos, traditional
Big Band ensembles, and touring rock-a-billy rebels.
On the recording side, he is a creative, consumate professional. It's been an honor having Joey play on my albums
over the years, and a blessing to have developed a genunine friendship with such a humble, caring individual.
The JIM & JOEY CD project is a celebration of that friendship, spanning two decades,
with a curated collection of tracks from my albums, plus a pair of new recordings made this spring at
Parrot Tracks Studio in Manchaca, Texas--engineered by George Coyne.
It's my way to say THANKS to one of Texas' most gifted players, Joey Colarusso!
50 YEARS OF MAKING MUSIC - A MUSICAL MEMOIR & BACKSTAGE PASS
$4.99 E-BOOK from bookbaby.com
A narrative and photographic memoir highlighting the journey of an independent performing songwriter
from the days of vinyl and intimate coffee house performance art,
into the realm of compact discs, YouTube videos, and digital downloads.
Stricklan takes you along on his adventures of writing hundreds of songs,
recording, and performing music with a stunning array of gifted friends and colleagues.
From the shores of Ambergris Cay and bayous of Louisiana, to the Texas honky tonks
and legendary coffee houses nestled in the Rocky Mountains...
this a true tale about 50 years of making music, featuring over a hundred vintage photographs.
Jim's complete discography, CD catalogue, rare posters, and a player's' honor roll are included.
FRM 40th ANNIVERSARY EVENT AT SIMM'S IN LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 2016
Front Room Music as “a publishing house and song treasury” began as idea of mine in 1973, around the time I left KBPI-FM.
That’s where my musical odyssey began; playing in front rooms, back yards, and some rather amazing Denver coffee houses.
The songwriters and artists who made music then and there are forever woven into the fabric of my musical and spiritual existence.
In 1976 FRM became official, up in Colorado. That year coincided with Centennial and Bi-Centennial celebrations
and my song "No Resistance" was getting good airplay, so it seemed like an excellent time to launch Front Room Music.
and just in case you missed this great read...
MUSIC MOUNTAIN - a novel
Experience the music, mountains, mystery and romance, of the scene in 1980's Colorado.
Songwriter Justin Locke has all the talent to make it big,
yet can't seem to catch a break until a mysterious angel waltzes
into his life in a notorious mountain saloon in Evergreen, Colorado.
When a powerful music critic tries to destroy Justin's blossoming career,
a turbulent chain of events is unleashed. Driven by his passion for music,
Justin risks losing the love of his life, his friends, and even his amazing band
- on a wild, treacherous journey to the top of Music Mountain.
$15 Paper back copy