Jimbo Scott is a performing songwriter who was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Oakland, California. Steeped in traditions of folk, roots, country, bluegrass and rock, Jimbo has developed a unique, soulful sound. With a rich and powerful voice, Jimbo sings songs dedicated to a vivid world full of passion and color. His keen sense of introspection makes each song both revealing and resonant.
Over the years Jimbo has received recognition for his music in the Bay Area and beyond. His song “Something Good For Me” was a finalist for Best Song by an Oakland Solo Artist in the Oaktown Mayhem Fest in 2014. Jimbo was a featured interviewee in the critically acclaimed documentary Free in Song about his mentor and teacher, Melanie DeMore. Jimbo’s song “River Don’t Sleep” was included in a collection of art and music dedicated to the Mokolumne River, which winds its way through the California gold country. The collection, called River Reflections, was commissioned by Amador Arts, the Calaveras County Arts Council, Foothill Conservancy and the East Bay Municipal Utility District. In 2015, Jimbo Released “The Parklands." The song was inspired by the National Parks and features Tim Snider on strings. It is a meditation on our impact on the natural world and the need to preserve open spaces.
Now, Jimbo is focusing on releasing new material that reflects his increasingly acoustic sound. His latest release, 2017's Good and Kind is his anthem to kindness in the midst of chaos. But to capture the full experience of Jimbo Scott's music, you must attend the live show. With the power of his voice, the detail of his lyrics the evening is bound to be memorable.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!