Jim Campilongo

10th Annual Instrumental Album Nominee
10th Annual Instrumental Song Nominee

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Home Base: New York City, NY, USA

Genre: Guitar Noir

Categories Entered: Instrumental Album, Instrumental Song

Work submitted: “Orange” and “Awful Pretty, Pretty Awful”

Artists Featured: Stephan Crump, Tony Mason, Leah Seigel, Steve Cardenas

Label: Blue Hen


Influences: Roy Buchanan, Miles Davis, Jimmie Rivers, Chet Atkins, Julie London, John Gary

Describe your nominated work: Heartfelt, well-crafted

Why did you choose to submit this work to The 10th IMA’s? No reason, it’s all good

Did you use any unusual effects or instruments in this recording? The unusual thing is – I use no effects

Were there any happy accidents while in the studio, or did everything go as planned? I went totally crazy, just like every record I’ve made.

Did fans help you fund this project? Nope

Who’s sitting in your audience? Sophia Loren, Muhammad Ali, Brigitte Bardot, Vincent Price, Abraham Lincoln, Rodney Dangerfield, Edie Sedgwick and Abel Ferrara

What makes your fans unique? They are sexy and smart and funny

Are there any songs you wish you wrote? Stardust, Sleepwalk and the Monday Night Football Theme

What is your dream show lineup? Tony Scherr Trio

Should music be free? Free as in no cost? Almost never. Are cellphones free?

How has digital affected your career? I’m paid directly and my catalog is distributed worldwide

Finish this sentence: The music industry is… not a music industry.