Mar 18, 2019
Whether expressing humorous musings, past regrets, or the pitfalls of relationships, Jim Stanard knows how to channel his feelings into music infused with Americana, Country, and Folk influences. His debut album "BUCKET LIST" covers a clever mix of metaphorical and real-world topics, painted with an...
Mar 16, 2019
Excerpt translated from Swedish review in Zero Magazine:
"...Bucket List is definitely a solid, well-performed and good record with songs like rocky "Apex Predator", "Dogs Of War", "She Wants Him To Change", "Can't Happen Here" and "Sparks, Nevada" as highlights. Give the guy a ...
Jan 21, 2019
"...Stanard is agile with words, so his work evokes comparisons with the songs of Fred Koller, who worked a lot with Shel Silverstein. His wife is off to "Sparks, Nevada". So there's nothing else for Stanard to travel to Sparks, a place that nobody goes to without a good reason. "Meant To Say" ...
Jan 18, 2019
"...Through his life experiences and also tips from some colleagues, he produced 11 songs for his debut album "Bucket List". A mix of stories with themes about deception such as the merry-sounding 'Sparks, Nevada', or a piece of history with 'Dogs of War'. Musically, "Bucket List...
Dec 11, 2018
The "Law Of Love" music video from Jim Stanard's CD "BUCKET LIST" is one of the Latest Videos now streaming on The Alternate Root Magazine website.
Enjoy the insightful lyrics and humorous video about the law of love and thus the law of life. Come on over and take a peek.
Dec 09, 2018
Now that Jim's Bucket List is expanding its influence into Europe, we are starting to get some activity from across the pond.
Here's a translated excerpt of a Swedish review of the album:
"...I like this disc. Jim sings really well with the experience that on...
Oct 12, 2018
Beaver Creek, CO resident Jim Stanard grew up listening to, loving, and absorbing the music of all the greats. He grew up in an era when he could watch first hand entertainers like Tom Rush, Doc Watson, Bruce Springsteen, hanging out at the legendary Main Point Coffeehouse in Bryn Mawr, PA. He even ...
Sep 29, 2018
The story of singer-songwriter Jim Stanard began much the same as those of his folk contemporaries - he grew up listening to, loving, and absorbing the music of the greats. Having started playing guitar as a teenager, Jim brings a lifetime of experiences to his music and will be performing many self...
Sep 28, 2018
Jim Stanard is NOT your standard run-of-the-mill singer/songwriter. He recently retired from his job as a prominent leader in the finance and insurance world. As such, he is now honing his craft as performer. His new CD, entitled BUCKET LIST (Manatee Records) is an inspiring collection of songs. He ...
Sep 04, 2018
Jim Stanard's song "It's All Turtles" from his new CD BUCKET LIST was aired on July 14, 2018 on the legendary Dr. Demento Show. The Dr. Demento Show is online at http://drdemento.com/online.html?i=DDS1828
Demento's weekly show went into national syndication in a two-hou...
Aug 03, 2018
Even relatively late in life, it’s not too late to make a singer-songwriter record, no matter what the walk of life. Take Jim Stanard, for example. He sounds as if he’s a contemporary of this writer and the two Richards you seen so prominently on this site. Stanard grew up during the golden ag...
Jul 20, 2018
Jim Stanard’s profoundly plainspoken vocals and sentiments address issues both highly personal (“She Wants Him To Change”, “Sparks, Nevada”, “Bucket List”) and grand in scope (“Dogs Of War”), reliably delivering appropriate emotional punch. He spells these moments with sly, wry hum...
Jun 26, 2018
Drawing from a well of influences that includes such diverse artists as Warren Zevon, The Who, David Bromberg and Robert Earl Keen, Jim Stanard gets inside the head of a soldier for his song “Dogs of War" from his new album, Bucket List.
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Jun 01, 2018
June 1, 2018 (NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) — Once a powerful leader in the world of finance and insurance, a now-retired Jim Stanard is taking on a new role as a singer / songwriter, fulfilling a dream that has burned for more than four decades. Stanard’s BUCKET LIST is out today on Manatee Records.
May 20, 2018
The new video LAW OF LOVE is now streaming world wide.
Life is short... Get Your BUCKET LIST Now!
May 18, 2018
The new video IT'S ALL TURTLES is now streaming world wide.
It's the law of life... Get Your BUCKET LIST Now!
May 10, 2018
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE -- Once a powerful leader in the world of finance and insurance, a nowretired Jim Stanard is taking on a new role as a singer / songwriter, fulfilling a dream that has burned for more than four decades. Stanard's Bucket List is set for release on Manatee Records on June 1....
May 09, 2018
Jim Stanard's Bucket List is set for release on Manatee Records on June 1 and is now available for pre order on iTunes and Tinman Merchandising.
On 11 original songs, Stanard lends an authentic voice behind the wisdom of someone who has lived a life trying to learn from his mista...
Feb 07, 2018
Jim Stanard recorded his new album BUCKET LIST at Ocean Way Studios and VBI CLassic Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Ocean Way's state of the art and vintage recording equipment lends itself to a highly professional sound made possibly by veteran engineers and studio musicians.
Feb 05, 2018
The crew and musicians at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville took a break from a long tracking session and went into fun mode. Among the "fun guys" are Jim Stanard and Kip Winger.
Jim Stanard recorded his debut album BUCKET LIST in studio A filled with state of the art and precious vintag...