Jim is an Appalachian roots singer songwriter. He's produced two CDs of original music. Jim has been recorded by other artists as well as cowritten songs with artists such as Kathy Hussey (kathyhussey.com) and Tim Bays (timbays.com). Jim's songs are lyric driven, in fact, he's written a book of lyrics from about 120 of his songs and is looking for a publisher.
Music Matters Review writes:
Jim Savarino: The Man in the Street
There is not much between you and the songs on this album. The production is minimal, but tasteful, the guitar playing is simple. Jim Savarino sings with a slight lisp in a vocal style that falls somewhere between Bob Dylan, Donovan and John Prine. The lack of pretension in presentation makes it all the easier to enjoy the brilliant songs. There is a gentle tone set from the first song 'Searching for Angels' that is not lost even in the more satirical songs. The next song is the wise 'Judgement Day' in which God invites him to sit and eat popcorn and watch a home movie of his life:
'Did you finish the things you wanted?
Did you discover My existence?
You weren't the smartest man I made
But you sure did have persistence.'
Savarino's songs tread the tricky path between humor and subtlety, with the confidence of a master songsmith.