In the words of Muddy Waters, 'If you want to know about the blues, ya got's to go back to church.' Time after time you'll find Jimmie Bratcher delivering heart-pounding blues to sold-out audiences all across America. Rather it be in a church of 400, or a festival of 14,000, Jimmie amazes all who hear him. Jimmie's musical style as a whole evolved from more than 25 years experience in the music industry. Influential in his music are the sounds of legendary greats like Albert King, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix just to name a few. In his early days Jimmie spent most of his time playing in local clubs around the Kansas City area. Now Jimmie and his wife Sherri travel extensively throughout North America and the UK performing in Christian and secular venues. Jimmie's first album titled 'Honey in the Rock' debuted in July of 2001and has been described as an 'Amazing collection of songs that take you to all realms of the blues world', (Scott Greene, Gritz Southern Music Magazine). Honey in the Rock has received favorable acclaim in the US as well as the UK by both Christian and secular media. Lins Honeyman of Cross Rhythms UK puts it like this, 'A compelling offering of sanctified blues.' Connie (CRASH) Hummison host of Soul Fixin' Blues KKFI Radio, Kansas City, quotes, 'Jimmie Bratcher spreads the gospel in mysterious ways - with quality, quality, blues!' Written by Jimmie and produced by Southern rock pioneer and former Grinderswitch guitarist, Larry Howard, Honey in the Rock features a stellar band including bassist Charlie Hayward of the Charlie Daniels Band, drummer Jack Gavin (formerly with the Charlie Daniels Band) on B3 Paul Hornsby (whose production credits have gained him nine gold records and three platinum records) and Jimmie himself on guitar and vocals. Jimmie's new 2003 release, 'Something Better', features his current band and a host of notable players including drummer Doug Dimmel, formerly with Barbra Mandrel and guest guitarist Larry Howard, formerly with Grinderswitch. A bit more aggressive than it's earlier predecessor, Something Better embraces a colorful array of soulful melodies and hard-hitting rhythms, but still holds true to the root of blues. Something Better is already receiving rave reviews and is currently being played on several radio stations, including 88.1 The Joy FM, in southern Florida and KKFI in Kansas City, MO. Due to the anticipation of Something Better, Jimmie and the band have begun an extensive touring schedule.
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