|Jim King is a multi-talented musician. Veteran of thirty five years as a professional, he has played with some of the best musicians and bands on the NW Blues scene.|
As a band leader, front man or featured side man he has appeared with The Royals, The Nightsticks, Two Scoops Combo, Junkyard Jane, Lil’ Bill and the Bluenotes, Jr. Cadillac, The Fabulous Wailers,
He has received multiple nominations for best horn, best harmonica, best male vocalist, best band and performer of the year from the Washington Blues Society B.B. Awards and the Cascade Blues Society Muddy Awards.
After seven years fronting Becki Sue and Her Big Rockin’ Daddies that included appearances at the IBC in Memphis, The Blues Heritage Festival in Helena Arkansas, Clarksdale Mississippi, The legendary Yale in Vancouver B.C. The San Felipe Blues Festival in San Felipe Mexico The Magic City Blues Festival in Missoula Montana, and every major Blues Festival in the NW he has formed and leads
JAMES KING & the SOUTHSIDERS, a high energy powerhouse blues band that
will be a force to be reckoned with in the near future for the NW blues scene .
.Jim describes his band as Texas Roadhouse Blues, Juke Joint Boogie Woogie, and real live party music.
The band features Arlin
Harmon from Ft Worth Texas in piano, organ and vocals.| .
solid rhythm section features the
Steve Blood on
Blues Guitar .
“These guys can swing, shuffle or rock like nobody’s business!!!”
Jim adds, “People have a blast at our shows.” “ We try to make sure of that and wouldn’t have it any other way.”