Ok, I know he resembles Eddie and he sounds like Eddie but I assure you he ISN’T Eddie. I cannot be accused of finding unreleased Eddie Vedder tracks and somehow getting someone to lip sync the stuff. I will leave the lip syncing to the pros like Ms. B. This local gem is none other than Jim Millheiser or Jim Mill as he has shortened his name a bit for recording purposes. I saw Jim a few months back and felt the need to give this kid the exposure he deserves. He truly is an artist with special qualities.
Jim can mostly be found playing the local coffee houses where an intimate setting suits his acoustic style but it’s not all about the acoustics. Jim has recently released his first solo effort called “Aperture”. It contains 7 originals. The release is not acoustic with the exception of one song, “See You Again” It is edgy alt-rock. It doesn’t disappoint from start to finish it is a substantial release with lyrics that you find yourself singing or tapping your foot to. As I mentioned “See You Again” is the only truly acoustic song on this release. Listen to this one with your eyes closed and you would think that you are listening to Eddie Vedder from “Into the Wild” soundtrack. It is a well written song with beautiful lyrics. The song really lets you hear Jim’s voice and the tenderness in his baritone.
While Jim doesn’t have a dedicated web page he does have a Facebook page:
He is also on Twitter @jimx6
His Facebook page contains a lot of links to various sites that he has stuff posted to such as Soundcloud. Click on any of the links below to get a sampling of his talents. I’ve made it easy for you.
Definitely check him out, he is well worth a listen. It will be time well spent.