Jim Heald, VINYL LOUNGE – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – August 8th, 2015


Gypsy Sally's Presents a FREE Show in our VINYL LOUNGE!

Jim Heald


Sat, August 8, 2015

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Jim Heald
Jim Heald
His mother gave him a guitar for Christmas in 1976 (Thanks Mom!) and, shortly after, he started to hang around the Old Town School of Folk Music. There were concerts at the Old Town School and he became acquainted firsthand with the music of performers like John Prine, Steve Goodman, Michael Smith, Tom Paxton, Bob Gibson, Jim Post and many others (Odetta, Josh White Jr., Pierre Bensusan, Doc Watson, Roger McGuinn). He also became aware of a new generation of local songwriters like Thom Bishop (aka Junior Burke), Tom Dundee, Chris Farrell and Marty Piefer. He would frequent the folk clubs and coffeehouses to hear these new artists. He particularly liked to go to a club like Somebody Else's Troubles and sit near the front to watch performers play guitar, picking up ideas for his own playing and sometimes learning a few of their songs. He started hanging out with his new friends, discussing the finer points of rock and roll and playing the open stages after calming the nerves with a couple of beers. Bruce Cockburn and Loudon Wainwright III are among the many influences that you may detect in Jim’s music.

He started playing gigs for money in the early 80's. Around the same time, he met Laura and they fell in love and got married. She was the inspiration for many of the love songs in his repertoire. After living in Chicago for 11 years, they packed up the car and the cats and moved to Austin in search of warmer weather and the legendary music scene.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007