Thursday, May 3, 2012
Kennedy School [info]
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All ages welcome
About Jimmy Bivens
The first time Jimmy Bivens played on a stage he had a three-member audience that couldn't even see him. "My friends and I went to visit my dad at a club. He told me I could get up on stage and play a song if I wanted," recalls Bivens. It was daytime and the stage was closed off behind a heavy, velvet curtain. "I climbed up there and kicked out a version of an old Conway Twitty song with my buddies. I didn't think that anyone could hear us, but when we got done I heard a little bit of applause. I peeked out from behind the curtain and saw my dad, the clubowner ... and Tammy Wynette."
In 2002, Jimmy found himself sharing the stage with country great Clay Walker's bandmate Rex Wiseman ... After a brief conversation, Jimmy let Wiseman hear some of the stuff he had been writing. After listening, Wiseman said to Bivens, "You gotta be one of the best writers I have ever heard." The two immediately agreed to work together.
"Whether performing live or recording in-studio, Jimmy Bivens leads fans and audiences on a unique musical journey." - Idaho Magazine