Press

“Jim has a real gift of bringing a room together when he performs.  His positive energy and captivating music engages the audience!. His music carries a universal flow of emotions and experience that we can all identify with.”

Anya Zakiewicz, Simple Gifts Coffeehouse, Nashua, NH

“With the release of his latest album “Further From The Tree” on Ring Street Records, singer/ songwriter Jim Trick has once again shown why he is one of the most important voices in independent music today. Jim is supported on this project by Michael Pritzl who also acted as producer, Michelle Rogers Pritzl on backing vocals and Lenny Beh on violin and drums. The songwriting chores are taken care of by Jim along with occasional assistance from Michael Pritzl and Rachel Taylor. Along with three spoken word pieces there are nine songs that lyrically cover such ground as love found, lost and the struggle of attaining it once again. As a wordsmith Jim can hold his own among  such other writers as Pierce Pettis, Brooks Williams & Tom Conlon. Sonically the album has a totally professional feel to it and should be a welcome addition to any serious music collectors library.”

Grandfather Rock 88.1fm & WCWP.org

“One of New England’s top songwriters”

Berklee College of Music

“His gentle and authentic stage presence combined with awesome songwriting make for a delightful show.”

No Depression Magazine

“Listening to Jim Trick’s songs and voice are like getting a hug from an old friend. A friend that knows you well. His music lets me let me take off my armor and feel welcomed into a world where I know I’m understood, not alone, and truly invited into. Wonderful stuff.”

Mary Lou Lord

“One of the brightest  songwriters and storytellers coming out of the north east these days is a man named Jim Trick. With the ability to draw an audience into his world, Jim is a brilliant communicator who is definitely worth the effort to go see.”

Grandfather Rock  WCWP 88.1 FM Brooklyn NY

“I am drawn in by Jim’s emotional and handsome voice—he sounds a lot like Lyle Lovett and looks a bit like Elvis Costello! The arrangements are beautiful, the lyrics are original, and the songs have a flying feeling. It has a soft, country/rock sound, likeable melodies and hooks, and an expansive feeling of love.

My favorite song is “Lucky Enough.” I bet Lyle Lovett would want to record it: “I live in my truck ’cause I like it that way/ I throw old bread on the roof of my truck and I can hear the birds when they take it away.” This is a spare song, just Jim’s voice, an acoustic guitar, and a national steel guitar.

These are message songs, reflecting a life of thought and prayer. I suspect Jim is a man of faith, but he doesn’t clobber the listener with the message. He hints though, especially in the song, “Hold Onto Hope.” He sings a line from the old song, “We Are One in the Spirit”: “…and they’ll know we are Christians by our love..” I believe him.”

Kimmy Sophia Brown for The Noise, Boston

“Jim Trick was our keynote speaker at our annual Common Ground Men’s Retreat… By all accounts Jim was one of our best speakers ever, but many men commented that he was the best ever… Jim effectively connected the retreat theme to the men through a combination of outstanding speaking talents, timely sense-of-humor and his musical talents.”

Barry Crawford  Common Ground

“Jim’s style is relevant, honest and direct. His presentation is clear and his message cuts through the jargon of Christianese and comes alive.   As a youth ministry veteran of more than 20 years I have seen and heard my share of speakers and entertainers. I can confidently say that I place Jim in the top 10 of all of those I have worked with over the years.”

Scott Linscott

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