JIM WURSTER Jim Wurster is a man of many moods and any number of unlikely scenarios. As a teacher and musician, he works hard to attain success for
Jim Wurster is a man of many moods and any number of unlikely scenarios. As a teacher and musician, he works hard to attain success for both himself and others nearly every single day, and the fact that he dares to dabble in Americana, a genre that’s mostly out of sync with nearly everything else the South Florida music scene has to offer, makes those twin challenges all the more daunting.
Nevertheless, Wurster is looking toward the future. After 33 years in the classroom, he plans to retire at the end of this school year, allowing him to focus entirely on making music, something he’s done for the better of the past 30 years — first, at the helm of the band Black Janet, later along with his band the Atomic Cowboys, and sometimes, entirely on his own. Broward New Times
Here’s what the pros have to say about Jim Wurster
France – Le Cri du Coyote Magazine “He possesses a strong voice that dominates his recordings. A singer who demonstrates originality and deserves to be known and recognized.”
UK -Blues Matters Magazine “He has a fine way with his own songs and some surprising covers. His version of Fred Neil’s Dade County Jail is spot on and captures the feel of Johnny Cash.”
Belgium – Rootstime “American singer-songwriter Jim Wurster keeps surprising us by the broad diversity of his applied musical styles and his creativity and talent as a songwriter.”
No Depression Magazine – Lee Zimmerman “Jim Wurster can claim credit as one of South Florida’s most original musicians, not simply because he possesses a singular sound but, more important, because he continually ventures into new terrain and does so without regard to commercial consequences.”
Though Wurster’s sound has changed through the years, it has always kept him in the top tier of accomplished songwriters. His early works with Black Janet earned the band a Jammy Award, a Florida Rock award, cover stories in the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel, and extensive play at college radio. Jim’s current band, the Atomic Cowboys, has delivered Jim’s stripped down American roots rock on stage, for over 10 years. The group features pedal steel player and producer Bob Wlos, rhythm section Frank Binger and Dave Thompson, and guitarist Bill Brock.
OPENING ACT KAREN S. FELDNER
Karen S. Feldner was a member of famed Miami band “Natural Causes” as a keyboardist and back-up singer before she started penning her own music. She then formed “Trophy Wife” as the lead singer-songwriter and guitarist. Many of her original songs have been placed in films and are in regular rotation for many cable TV shows.
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