It seems like Jimmy Brewer has been possessed by the artistic soul of James Taylor during the early Sweet Baby James years with the release of Strangers, a follow-up to his highly acclaimed debut album As Time Stands Still two years ago.
Jimmy Brewer exudes songwriting of the highest and most emotive quality for one so young and no surprise he's supported the likes of Joan Armatrading prior to embarking on a headlining tour to promote the release of Strangers.
|With thanks to Michael Brewer|
Originally from Lincolnshire Jimmy Brewer was bored by his rural surroundings and the manufactured pop music of the day so the 8 year old Jimmy Brewer found refuge in a cupboard under the stairs where, housed within was his parents’ record collection.
For hours, often skipping school, he would sit there with his Argos catalogue guitar trying to mimic the sounds he heard. The Everley Brothers, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley all helped to develop his love of a good melodic pop song.
All of the above 'usual suspects' and more are reflected in this fine collection of songs by Jimmy Brewer, ranging from the likes of the reflective, Americana-tinged almost CSNY-esque Back To School In September to the bouncier Van Morrison styleed Back Street Girl or the aforementioned James Taylor with the delightful You And Me.
Next live date is in Banbury on November 4th so, if you're in the vicinity why not take the chance to hear Jimmy Brewer perform some of the tracks from Strangers up close and personal.
You can download the album from the following pink link...
Jimmy Brewer - Strangers