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Jim Bryson

Singer and songwriter Jim Bryson has earned a reputation as one of Canada's most distinctive alt-country acts, but he isn't afraid to add a pop melody or some off-kilter electronics into one of his roots-inspired tunes. A native of Ottawa, Bryson was a member of the alternative rock band Punchbuggy, appearing on their 1995 album All Nite Christian Rollerskate, before leaving the group to strike out on his own. In 2000, Bryson released his first solo set, The Occasionals, named for the band he'd been playing with in Ottawa. However, personal commitments prevented Bryson from taking the Occasionals on the road, and he'd enlisted a new set of players for his follow-up, 2003's The North Side Benches, which was released through the Universal-distributed Orange Records label. Bryson's solo career took a back seat for the next several years as he stayed busy working as a sideman, playing guitar on Howe Gelb's project 'Sno Angel Like You and in Kathleen Edwards' band (she recorded his song "Somewhere Else" on her fine 2005 album Back to Me). Bryson also recorded with Sarah Harmer, Kate Maki, and Lynn Miles before he found the time (and accumulated the songs) for his third solo set. Where the Bungalows Roam was released by the Canadian independent label Kelp Records in the spring of 2007, with Bryson planning an extensive series of Canadian dates to support the album. ~ Mark Deming
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  1.   Song
  2.   The Lost Occasional
  3.   Feel Much Better
  4.   Somewhere Else
  5.   Mean Streak
  6.   Broken Fingers
  7.   At Least for Now
  8.   Elizabeth
  9.   Captain Finch
  10.   Accidental Country Leaning
  11.   The Depression Dance
  12.   Fleetwood
  13.   Sleeping in Toronto
  14.   Ontario
  15.   Without Piano
  16.   Travelled by Land
  17.   26 Miles by Car
  18.   February
  19.   Satellite
  20.   Impaler
  21.   Lately
  22.   Soupy Sayles
  23.   One Cigarette
  24.   Changing Scenery
  25.   Stuck in the Middle
  26.   Call Out
  27.   Cigarette Thin
  28.   Breathe
  29.   Moth
  30.   Sweeping, Pt. 2
  31.   Rust & Fade

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