"Bursting with energy from the get go...a refreshingly raw take on Blues & Roots...like Newton Faulkner after too much Red Bull!" Rave Magazine
"Jimmy's impressive guitar skills and growling vocal style hit you like a brick in the face - a monster hybrid of Xavier Rudd, Tow Waits and Ash Grunwald." themusic.com
Jimmy Watts is a soulful, grass roots, traveling blues-man with a uniquely raw sound and a passion for performing live. A one of a kind gentleman of the road and a journeyman through and through; he is a truly memorable performer and one of Australia's many great independent musical talents.
An addict of magical music moments, Jimmy has been hunting down music fixes on stages all over the country for years. He's intense and at home on the boards; and delivers his performances with great furious energy, tremendous heart, and heaps of spontaneity.
Jimmy's self taught finger-picking style is a furious assault on the beaten and bloodied bodies of his acoustics, slides and electric guitars; and his gravely, smoke filled vocals and roaring harmonicas only add insult to their injuries.
After more than a year of severe illness grounded the band, Jimmy had an operation that restored his health in mid 2014. He's extremely excited to be touring again over summer with both a new found lease on life, and his band of exceptionally talented misfits.
"Jimmy howls at the audience like a demented preacher saving a congregation" The Chronicle