Jim Bryson @The Second Chance Saloon, Aug. 10, 2023

Jim Bryson


Thursday, August 10, 2023
Second Chance Saloon
7:30 pm

Suggested donation $25 (price flexible, pay what you can/will, all proceeds to Jim)

Advance payment is greatly appreciated! We’ll gladly refund you or donate your ticket $ to Jim if you can’t make it (your choice!) etransfer or click below to buy online:


If you wish, bring a drink for yourself. We’ll have some snacks and soft drinks to share.

All are welcome (bring the kids, friends, family, people off the street, whatever)! Our house is family-friendly, easy-going, friendly, and open to all! If you don’t know us yet, come on down and make some new friends!

The Second Chance Saloon is a house concert venue in Richmond West (convenient from the south Perimeter/Pembina Highway.) We’re open to all. Feel free to pass along the event info, bring friends, bring your kids, or just come by yourself and make some new friends! Admission is by donation, which goes directly to the artists. Most folks pay a minimum of $25, but any hard-working performer wouldn’t turn down more and will take whatever amount is comfortable for you to give. Whatever you are comfortable paying will be gratefully appreciated.

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Jim Bryson (http://www.jimbryson.org) is a man who knows How Music Works.

He’s been actively involved in making some of the most vital and interesting Canadian music to come out over the past 30 years as a songwriter, solo artist, band member, hired gun band member, and producer.

The list of people that have sought out Jim to play or create music with is damn impressive: Kathleen Edwards, The Weakerthans, The Tragically Hip, Skydiggers, Lynn Miles, Suzie Ungerleider (formerly Oh Susanna), and a bunch more. These days, he’s more likely to be found behind the scenes, producing and arranging music with some of the most promising Canadian talents around, like Ken Yates, Evangeline Gentle, Kalle Mattson, and more.

Jim’s music is a cornerstone of my collection. When I need something to energize me, I go back to his scrappy first record, The Occasionals, when I want to sing along & groove, I go to the next one, The North Side Benches. When I want something quiet and moving and beautiful, I reach for his gorgeous most recent album, Country Wifi. There’s something unique and special about all of his releases, and his magical touches have contributed to a whole bunch of records by other artists that I love.

He’s also one of the most hilarious and thoughtful people I know. Being around Jim is a joy. Hearing him sing his songs is an absolute honour, especially in the cozy confines of my gorgeous new lakeside living room.

Jim doesn’t tour a whole lot. You don’t often get the chance to see him in Winnipeg. When he makes the trip, you should know what a special opportunity it is. The last time Jim played a show at my house, it was so packed, I couldn’t even get a seat. I listened from another room. This time, I’m buying my ticket early so I don’t miss out. You should too!

THANK YOU to Devin Latimer and The Trout Forest Music Festival for inviting Jim and making this possible! Join us for an incredible weekend of music in the woods, Aug. 11-13 in Ear Falls, ON, featuring other friends and favourites, Joe Nolan, Jake Vaadeland, Whitehorse, Del Barber, Skinny Dyck, Shaela Miller, JP Hoe, Mike Lynch, and MORE! https://www.troutfest.com/
The only way to guarantee your spot is to pre-pay. Drop me a line and/or etransfer: jeff@tellthebandtogohome.com


Jim Bryson is a National Folk Award nominated Canadian Singer-Songwriter and Record Maker.

He has released a number of recordings in all kinds of popular formats and in places all over the map. His most recent release is 2022’s “Country Wifi”: a hushed pile of beautiful whispers and gently considered lyrical ruminations.

Jim also has an ongoing project, a series of $30 singles called “Survival Tactics”, meant as an offset to the pennies per glass Spotify/Streaming world we now live in.

Jim’s 2000 Debut “The Occasionals” was recently (May 2022) named a Top 10 record of the 2000’s by Americana UK!

Aside from singing and strumming his own golden hits, Jim produces records out of his Fixed Hinge Studio Recordings shed. His production work has been acknowledged by The Juno Awards, The Canadian Folk Music Awards and The Americana Music Awards.

Recent releases of note are Juno Nominee Suzie Ungerleider’s “My Name Is Suzie Ungerleider”, Kathleen Edwards’ “Total Freedom”, Ken Yates’ “Cerulean”, and Good Lovelies Singer Caroline Marie Brooks’ solo debut “Everything at The Same Time”.

In Jim’s former lives, he traveled extensively as a side player for artists such as Kathleen Edwards, The Weakerthans and The Tragically Hip.

Jim lives with his partner and children in his old family homestead in the once quaint Stittsville, Ontario.

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