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There’s a gentleness to Jim Trick’s music that provides the perfect framework for his insightful and succinct songwriting, He’s a Boston-based singer-songwriter who will sneak up on you and then quickly engage with you on a deep, emotional level. That’s what occurred on CT Folk’s “Auditions Night.” Influenced by John Gorka, Bruce Cockburn, Neil Finn, and Charles Bukowski; Jim takes the acoustic guitar down a path of percussive, intricate, and ethereal ranges creating well thought out melodic support for his carefully crafted lyrics. Jim has performed throughout the Northeast, repeatedly appearing at such venerable venues as Club Passim, Godfrey Daniels and Caffe Lena. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. His most recent release, Further From the Tree was fully funded by his loyal fan base during a four week “Trick-Starter” campaign. The album features the song “A Road Called Home” co-written with Nashville’s Rachel Taylor. It depicts a recent trip in which Jim and his wife Alison traveled 10,500 miles throughout the U. S., not knowing from night to night where they would sleep. “We needed an epic adventure,” he said. “In many ways, the song and trip were a line we drew in the sand in terms of how we want to live our lives going forward. In some crazy way, this new album is propelling us into a truer version of life, steeped in freedom and satisfying a wild curiosity.”

— Steve Winters