by Daniel Corey
Hello, DangerKatts! Daniel Corey here, coming at you from DangerKatt Central with Episode IV of MAKERS, the show where I speak with artists who shape and make culture!
I am happy to introduce this week’s guest, Jim Wilson! Jim is an insanely talented musician who has played with Rollins Band, Mother Superior, Sparks, and toured with Emmylou Harris. He currently is bassist and vocalist with Daniel Lanois’ Heavy Sun band, as well as guitarist/vocalist/co-writer with PEARL and guitarist/lead vocalist/writer with Motor Sister. He is also recording his own solo albums, which are collaborations with producer and Heartbreakers drummer Phil Jones. Jim hosts his own online radio shows The Vinyl Shelf and Radio Rewind, and has a book releasing soon, titled “Occupation Rock & Roll.”
Hit play on the video below to hear all about it!
At the start of this year, I had the pleasure of observing weekly rehearsals that Jim had with Daniel Lanois and Heavy Sun. The sessions were held publicly every Tuesday night at Zebulon in the Atwater Village area of Los Angeles. I took photos and did several write-ups here at DangerKatt Central: Daniel Lanois and Heavy Sun Set Over Zebulon, Daniel Lanois and Heavy Sun Continue Their Zebulon Orbit, and Daniel Lanois and Heavy Sun Shine Bright at Zebulon. The following are some photos that I captured from those evenings.
Thanks to my good friend Alexx Calise, I had the opportunity to interview both Jim and Daniel for an article in Bass Musician Magazine, discussing even more of Jim’s musical exploits. This led to me being able to interview Daniel about his work producing the soundtrack to Rock Star Games’ hit RED DEAD REDEMPTION II for Fanbase Press.
I was also able to cover Jim’s last live gig with PEARL before quarantine hit, a wonderful night of music at Molly Malone’s here in L.A. Here are a few pics that I caught that evening.
Also, you’ll want to catch this: early in quarantine, Jim did a livestream concert with Motor Sister at the legendary Whiskey A-Go-Go in Hollywood for Wacken Worldwide 2020.
Check out Jim’s website and link to all of his social media channels.
Jim’s new single with Daniel Lanois and Heavy Sun just premiered, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! Click here stream it on Apple Music or Spotify, or buy it on Amazon.
Stream Jim Wilson’s solo work on Spotify and Apple Music, or buy it on Amazon. Also, you can buy physical vinyl and CDs at Jim’s website. And be sure to stream Motor Sister and PEARL on Spotify.
Enjoy the music, DangerKatts!
- Daniel Corey