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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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Jim Bryson

  1.   Song
  2.   The Lost Occasional
  3.   Mean Streak
  4.   Feel Much Better
  5.   Captain Finch
  6.   Elizabeth
  7.   The Depression Dance
  8.   Sleeping in Toronto
  9.   Broken Fingers
  10.   Fleetwood
  11.   Somewhere Else
  12.   Accidental Country Leaning
  13.   At Least for Now
  14.   Without Piano
  15.   Travelled by Land
  16.   26 Miles by Car
  17.   February
  18.   Satellite
  19.   Impaler
  20.   Lately
  21.   Soupy Sayles
  22.   One Cigarette
  23.   Changing Scenery
  24.   Stuck in the Middle
  25.   Call Out
  26.   Cigarette Thin
  27.   Ontario
  28.   Breathe
  29.   Moth
  30.   Sweeping, Pt. 2
  31.   Rust & Fade

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