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Jim Burt

singer/songwriter








 
 
 
 

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B I O

SINGER/SONGWRITER JIM BURT BRINGS HIS MUSIC TO THE NORTH LANDS OF MINNESOTA

Jim was born in Minnesota.  But like many Mid-westerners, Jim's family moved to Southern California in the late 1950's.  Jim's father abandoned the family, leaving Jim's mother to raise two very young children on her own.  Taking a job as a waitress, Jim's mother spent a lot of time away from her children.  When it was possible, Jim and his sister would be allowed to hang around the restaurant while their mother worked. It was there that Jim's love for music started.

The jukebox music of the 50's and 60's was Jim's first introduction to the great artists of early rock and roll and country.  When the American rock of the 60's and the "British Invasion" took over the airways, Jim's love for rock and roll grew.  He would eventually develop his own song writing and guitar playing styles influenced by this music.  He has a way of writing "songs with something to say."

Jim attended several schools growing up and held down a few jobs as an adult.  He spent 3 years in the Army, stationed in West Berlin, Germany, during the "Cold War"in the early 1970's.  He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1986 with a B.A. in Liberal Studies.

Jim's "day job" for almost 30 years was as a police officer in Southern California.  He worked assignments in patrol, motorcycles, under cover narcotics, and detectives handling murders, serious assaults, and sex crimes.  Jim's law enforcement experience gave him inspiration to write many of his songs.  He survived a shooting in 1989 when a bullet from a .357 magnum struck him in the stomach. He finally retired in August 2003 and returned to the north woods of Minnesota.  

Jim's "quiet time" away from police work was spent with his music.  He finally got the opportunity to play in a couple of rock and roll bands in the early 1990's.  One band featured some of his songs.  Jim continued to write songs and started pitching them to publishers in the early 1990's.  He got single song publishing contracts for three of his songs:  Norma Jean Biker, Movin' On, and Walking.  These three songs would eventually wind up on recordings when Jim was a member of the trio, "Meritage."  Jim's song, Sweet Music made the compilation CD, "Raw Cuts" on Rodell Records in 1993.  Jim became a BMI affiliated songwriter and publisher (JIMZ Productions) in 1992.

Jim's last band, Meritage, was made up of three members. Their three different writing, singing, and guitar playing styles formed their unique sound.  Jim was a member of Meritage for five years until he moved to Minnesota.  Meritage played several coffee shops, clubs, and special events in the Ventura County, California area.  The group even opened for former Byrds bassist, Chris Hillman.

Jim is now on his own, performing his songs throughout the state.   

Jim runs a recording studio, "Loontick Records & Recording" where he records his projects.  He's also recorded several projects by other artists including full CD's, single-song and spoken word CD's, and community theater projects (click on the LoonTick banner)



Go down to the bottom of this page to the Reverbnation music player widget to hear Jim's songs that were recorded at LoonTick.


 
  "I want to thank all of the family, friends and strangers that came out to support me during 2013.  I'm looking forward to playing in 2014, seeing everyone again!"
  Peace - Jim


  Gig Schedule

Friday April 11, 2014   8-10pm
The Beanery
209 Minnesota Avenue North
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431
(218) 927-7811


Saturday April 26, 2014  2-6pm
American Legion Post 202
200 1st Street
Hackensack, Minnesota 56452
(218) 675-9191








  


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P H O T O S
 

Jim Burt was the first Featured Performer at the Saturday Cafe Concert Series at the Common Grounds of Longville.  Here's a photo from that appearance on October 9th, 2004.

Coco Moon in Brainerd
March 2005

The Cabin in Bemidji, MN
June 23, 2006

At the Woodtick

Woodtick Theater in Akeley, MN
July 12, 2006

 

Jim at Dunn Bros.

Dunn Brothers in St. Paul, MN 
August 25, 2006


jim sonya at the fair

with Sonja Florhaug
at the Beltrami County (Minnesota) Fair
July 26, 2007


jim sonya

with Sonja Florhaug
at the Beltrami County (Minnesota) Fair
July 26, 2007

ACS center stage

Jim & Sonja Florhaug
tape Center Stage for Channel 14
August 20, 2007


Jim & Sonya on ACS Center Stage

Jim & Sonja Florhaug
tape Center Stage for Channel 14
August 20, 2007

Jim and Sonja

Saturday Cafe Concert Series
with Sonja Florhaug
Longville, Minnesota
October 20, 2007
                                         Jim and Sonja in Kelliher

Performing with Sonja Florhaug
Kelliher, Minnesota
December 6, 2007
Jim at Truckee
                  Book & Bean, Truckee, California, August 19, 2008
Truckee Book & Bean
Truckee, California
August 19, 2008

Airplay Cafe

Airplay Cafe
Portland, Oregon
August 12, 2008

Jim at Buffalo Gap

Buffalo Gap Saloon (Attic)
Portland, Oregon
August 14, 2008
Jim Burt at Songs for the Winter Soltice Hackensack
                Minnesota

"Songs for the Winter Solstice"
Hackensack, Minnesota
December 22, 2008
Three Way Concert Evansville Art Center
"Three Way Concert"
Evansville Art Center
Evansville, Minnesota

January 30, 2009
Jim Burt and Frank Prout

with Minnesota Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Frank Prout

Terrapin Station
Nevis, Minnesota
February 21, 2009

Jim Burt and
                      Frank Prout at Terrapin Station

with Frank Prout

Terrapin Station
Nevis, Minnesota
April 5, 2009
Jim Burt and
                    Frank Prout

with Frank Prout

Terrapin Station
Nevis, Minnesota
April 5, 2009
Jim Burt and
                    Frank Prout
with Frank Prout

Kelly's Cottage Garden
Park Rapids, Minnesota
April 24, 2009
Jim Buirt and
                    Frank Prout at Kellys Cottage Garden
with Frank Prout

Kelly's Cottage Garden
Park Rapids, Minnesota
April 24, 2009
E Squared
                Cafe, Brainerd, Minnesota

E Squared Cafe
Brainerd, Minnesota
November 28, 2009

Chase on the
                  Lake, December 11, 2009

Chase on the Lake
Walker, Minnesota
December 11, 2009
Chase on the
                Lake, January 15, 2010

Chase on the Lake
Walker, Minnesota
January 15, 2010




Chase on the
                Lake, January 16, 2010

Chase on the Lake
Walker, Minnesota
January 16, 2010
The Beanery,
                April 23, 2010

The Beanery
Aitkin, Minnesota
April 23, 2010

Jesse James
                  Days, September 11, 2010

"The Defeat of Jesse James Days"
Northfield, Minnesota
September 11, 2010





The Beanery,
                  November 5, 2010

The Beanery
Aitkin, Minnesota
November 5, 2010
Babe's,
                November 19, 2010

Babe's Lounge & Restaurant
Baxter, Minnesota
November 19, 2010
                             Another
                Direction Album Cover

"Another Direction"
Album Cover, October 2008

Babe's Lounge
                January 21, 2011

Babe's Lounge Restaurant
Baxter, Minnesota
January 21, 2011


At Sara's Table, Chester
                Creek Cafe

At Sara's Table, Chester Creek Cafe
Duluth, Minnesota
March 12, 2011
Babe's Lounge
                & Restaurant April 22, 2011
Babe's Lounge & Restaurant
Baxter, Minnesota
April 22, 2011
The Beanery,
                Aitkin, MN 5-20-2011

The Beanery
Aitkin, Minnesota
May 20, 2011
Defeat of
                Jesse James Days, Northfield, MN, September 10, 2011
"Defeat of Jesse James Days"
Northfield, Minnesota
September 10, 2011
                                  Terrapin
                Station
          
Terrapin Station
Live recording performance
Nevis, Minnesota
September 24, 2011

Terrapin
                Fest, Terrapin Station, Neis, MN, 11-11-11

Terrapin Fest
Terrapin Station
Nevis, Minnesota
November 11. 2011

The Beanery,
                Aitkin, Minnesota, December 16, 2011

The Beanery
with Larry Kimball
Aitkin, Minnesota
December 16, 2011

Pout Chowder

"Pout Chowder" Event
with Larry Kimball
American Legion Post 202
Hackensack, Minnesota
February 25, 2012
The Beanery

The Beanery
with Larry Kimball
Aitkin, Minnesota
March 2, 2012
                                                    The
                Beanery

                                                         The Beanery
                                                     with Larry Kimball
                                                    Aitkin, Minnesota
                                                        March 2, 2012


                                     The
                Beanery

                                                       The Beanery
                                                  with Larry Kimball
                                                   Aitkin, Minnesota
                                                       March 2, 2012
The Beanery

The Beanery
with Larry Kimball
Aitkin, Minnesota
March 2, 2012
                               Lucette's

"An Evening in Tuscany"
 fundraiser for
Faith in Action of Cass County (MN)
with Larry Kimball
Lucette's Pub & Pizza
Hackensack, Minnesota
March 6, 2012


hackensack

"Welcome Back Snowbirds"
with Larry Kimball
American Legion Post 202
Hackensack, Minnesota
April 28. 2012
                The Beaner
                June 21, 2012

"Ladies Night Out"
The Beanery
Aitkin, Minnesota
June 21, 2012

                                           Park Rapids
"Legends & Logging Days"
with Larry Kimball
Park Rapids, Minnesota
August 10, 2012

                       Jesse
                James Days

"Defeat of Jesse James Days"
Northfield, Minnesota
September 8, 2012
          
Hackensack

Hackensack American Legion Post 202
Hackensack, Minnesota
September 25, 2012

                 
                  
                      
Hackensack

Hackensack American Legion Post 202
Hackensack, Minnesota
February 26, 2013
Hackensack2

Hackensack American Legion Post 202
Hackensack, Minnesota
February 26, 2013

Beanery 3-29-13

The Beanery
Aitkin, Minnesota
March 29, 2013

Beanery 3-29-13

The Beanery
Aitkin, Minnesota
March 29, 2013



April 30, 2013

Hackensack American Legion Post 202
Hackensack, Minnesota
April 30, 2013

               April 30, 2013

Hackensack American Legion Post 202
Hackensack, Minnesota
April 30, 2013








                                          Hackensack

Hackensack American Legion Post 202
"Welcome Back Snowbirds" Event
Hackensack, Minnesota
May 4, 2013

    beanery

The Beanery
Aitkin, Minnesota
May 10, 2013

Brainerd

Last Turn Saloon
Brainerd, Minnesota
 May 25, 2013

Evansville

Evansville Art Center
Evansville, Minnesota
June 7, 2013
                                     Corral

Mule Lake Corral
Longville, Minnesota
June 15, 2013
       Beanery

The Beanery
"Ladies Night"
Aitkin, Minnesota
June 20, 2013
                              Last Turn Saloon

Last Turn Saloon
Brainerd, Minnesota
June 22, 2013
Corral

Mule Lake Corral
Longville, Minnesota
August 17, 201
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Corral

Mule Lake Corral
Longville, Minnesota
August 17, 2013
 Hackensack
                8-26-13

American Legion Post 202
Hackensack, Minnesota
August 27, 2013

Hackenack 8-27-13

American Legion Post 202
Hackensack, Minnesota
August 27, 2013

                        DJJD

                    "The Defeat of Jesse James Days"
                   Northfield, Minnesota
                    September 7, 2013

Beanery

The Beanery
Aitkin, Minnesota
October 18, 2013

                      Beanery

The Beanery
Aitkin, Minnesota
October 18, 2013


Uncorked

Uncorked
Fargo, North Dakota
December 19, 2013


Bourbon

Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery
Crosslake, Minnesota
February 21, 2014
                 Hack Legion

American Legion Post 202
Hackensack, Minnesota
March 25, 2014


L I N K S
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JIM BURT ON REVERB NATION


C O N T A C T  I N F O
jimburt@tds.net
or call (218) 682-2459