The Time is Now - Jim Page

Jim Page Folk Singer Part 1 (S2 | E69)


Jim Page Folk Singer Part 1 (S2 | E69)

Jim Page has a new record. And that is big news. An icon on the American folk music landscape, Jim has stories from the past 50 years, many of which he has put to song on his many recordings. We get to know Jim in part one of a multi-part series on his life and work. Jim Page Folk Singer… this week on Lester The Nightfly.


“One Of The 50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History,” according to Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Jim Page began his career in California in the 60s in same scene that Jefferson Airplane and the Doobie Brothers came out of. His early inspirations were blues singers like Lightnin’ Hopkins and Jimmy Reed, songwriters like Buffy Sainte Marie and Woody Guthrie, and the ever-changing talent pool of local players. He came to Seattle in 1971 after spending a year in Greenwich Village. In 1974 he legalized busking by singing his case to the Seattle City Council. He began recording in ‘75, and international touring in ‘77. 

He’s toured in 17 countries and made 23 full-length albums. His songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Michael Hedges, Roy Bailey, and Leftover Salmon. He’s shared the stage with George Harmonica Smith, Bonnie Raitt, Michelle Shocked, Robert Hunter, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Bill Frizell, and Michael Hedges. 

THE TIME IS NOW is Jim’s 24th recording, the most ambitious to date, featuring some of Seattle’s finest musicians and recorded at Litho Studios with engineer Floyd Reitsma (Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews).

How to reach Jim

The Playlist – Coming Soon

A Sign of the TimesJim PageA Shot of the Usual1976
Pack Up Your SorrowsMimi and Richard FarinaCelebration for a Grey Day1965
A Pair of Old ShoesJim PageA Shot of the Usual1976
The Ballad of Poor MarcelJim PageA Shot of the Usual1976
Midnight SpecialSonny Terry & Brownie McGheeMidnight Special1961
Gasworks ParkJim PageSeattle Songs2004
I’d Rather Be DancingJim PageHead Full of Pictures2006
DeporteesArlo GuthrieArlo Guthrie1974
Collateral DamageJim PageCollateral Damage2002
The Time is NowJim PageNow is the Time2022
Playlist: Jim Page


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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. PJ

    So happy to have Jim Page on Lester the Nightfly!!!

  2. Mary

    Loved this show!!! I never knew much about American folk music before. Thank you for sharing this!! It’s wonderful!!

  3. Foxy (Adelaide)

    Hi Jim – loved your work – thank you!!

    Adelaide (Foxy)

  4. Finn

    Thank you Jim for all of your songs!

  5. PJ

    Such a pleasure doing this show with Jim Page. Now go buy his new record.

  6. Finn

    Very deep, loved it!

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