Jimmy the Man is the professional name of veteran singer, songwriter, and guitarist James Darle Jones. He and his friends have been rocking Northern Maryland with their original tunes since 1983. Jimmy made his international recording debut in 2016 with a self-titled 6-song EP.
Since his debut the prolific rocker has released five follow-up singles, as well as the 2021 full-length album The Greatest Day. The roots rocker’s sound is a unique mix of classic rock, oldies, and modern lo-fi indie. Last month Jimmy The Man released his first new music in two years.
“My Favorite Song” is the latest single from Jimmy the Man, released worldwide via all major streaming services on April 29, 2023. The guitar-driven tune is built on a 12-bar blues groove. Drummer Erik Hartwell, lead guitarist Chad Seymour, and Captain Andy Hunt on bass lay down a classic oldies rocker. Jimmy handles rhythm guitar as he sings his ode to his best girl, and his favorite tune.
Check out “My Favorite Song” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Jimmy the Man. Check out his answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist.
8 Questions with Jimmy the Man
Where are you from?
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been playing guitar and singing and writing songs since 1983
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
Jimmy The Man on Rhythm Guitar and Lead Vocals
Erik Hartwell on Drums
Chad Seymour on Lead Guitar
Captain Andy Hunt on Bass
Words and Music by James Darle Jones Sr
Produced by Erik Hartwell & James Darle Jones Sr
Who are your biggest musical influences?
My father played Johnny Cash and Elvis on guitar when I was a child. When I was young I liked Billy Idol, The Cars, Nirvana, and Kiss
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
I’ve been writing songs for years. I come up with ideas throughout my day and I work on each song until I complete them!
What inspired you to create this project?
I wrote this song just a couple of months ago. I knew it was good so I pushed my drummer Erik to assist me in producing it before my Nashville trip. I just visited Nashville for the first time ever and I wanted to say this is my new single!!!
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
We plan to continue writing, recording, originals while growing the band. We will pursue opportunities to play bars, nightclubs and festivals!!! We are currently producing a music video for our new hit “My Favorite Song”! I work to Live and I Live to perform and distribute my music Worldwide!!!
Is there anything else you’d like to say?
Jimmy The Man is an all original band consisting of Jimmy The Man on Rhythm Guitar and Vocals and Erik Hartwell on drums. Chad Seymour helped us on Lead Guitar and he may join the band. We are actively pursuing a Bass player who lives in or near Carroll County Maryland!!!