Jim Schulz is a fourth
generation Montanan. He grew up in Drummond, MT, a small cowtown
that billed itself as "the bullshipping capital of the world"
His roots go deep into the region. It is this solid connection to
a sense of place that vividly permeates his music. He sings about
what he knows, a land where prairie meets the mountains and mountains
meet the sky. Schulz paints unforgettable sound pictures of "the
Schulz makes his living as a public school teacher where he currently
instructs seventh grade science and history at Helena Middle School
in Helena, Montana.
"Sing Out" magazine states "Schulz is a very literary
writer... and a fine instrumentalist" The"Oakland
Tribune" said " Schulz is a treasure trove of songs and
their histories, convincing the listener of the western life."
The "Lively Times" has this to say about Jim's album Where
the Redwinged Blackbirds Sing, "The powerful evocative
lyrics set the stage, then lead the listener into another time.
The sound is natural, emotional, never harsh and, by the way, flawless."
the Red-winged Blackbirds Sing
- Mountain Standard Time/Lonesome Indian
- 'Til Sunrise Takes Me Home
- Greenlight on the High Timber
- The Highline Road
- This House of Sky
- The Dark Wind
- Beyond the Waterline
- Cottonwood Country
- Where the Red-winged Blackbirds Sing
Let the plaintive sound of a steam train's whistle, the moan of
the lonesome prairie wind, red-winged black birds reverie and the
cottonwood country's courting song take you on a musical journey
across the northern plains. Where the Red-winged Blackbirds
Sing is an all acoustic album of original songs by singer/songwriter,
Jim Schulz. "
His music encompasses the sights and sounds, stories and spirit
of a land where prairie meets mountains and mountains meet sky.
Fiddle, guitar, banjo, hammer dulcimer, musical saw and Native American
courting flute are all featured in this celebration of "new
western folk music.