Press Kit

SCALA NEWS Review: Jan/Feb 2003

"There’s much strength and diversity in this CD. This is mature, reflective and intelligent contemporary folk music. You’ll find passion, compassion, depth and insights into the human condition in these disturbed times. Jim Lesses may indeed sometimes wake up naked. We should all be glad that he wakes up and writes such fine songs."

~ Rob Woodard: SCALA NEWS, (Issue #91, January/February 2003)

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dB Magazine Review: November 2002

"It's taken quite a while for Jim Lesses to release his debut CD. He has been involved in Adelaide's folk music community for a few decades now in various ways including the Folk Federation and SCALA, and all that time he has been writing and occasionally performing his own songs. Then recently, the time felt right to commit them to the recording process, a number of guests were brought in to flesh the arrangements out and this CD is the result."

~ Michael Hunter: dB Magazine, November 2002

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inFOLKus Review: October 2002

"No-one I know works harder at his craft than Jim Lesses. He’s been an inspiration to many people for his single-minded determination to improve steadily as a songwriter and performer – practicing in his living room with a broomstick for a dummy microphone stand, setting up his website, toiling assiduously at his lyrics and promoting himself as far and wide as any human can. This CD brings it all together."

~ Les Montanjees: inFOLKus, October 2002

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The 'Sometimes I Wake Up Naked' Concert Review
(Feel The Poetry - and Make It Shine!)

"On the liner notes of his LP, Bringing It All Back Home, Bob Dylan writes: a song is anything that can walk by itself/I am called a songwriter. a poem is a naked person... some people say that I am a poet.

"Well here's someone who says, happy and celebrating, that Jim Lesses is among that rare echelon of 'singer-songwriter-naked poets'. What better testimony (and appropriate title!) than his concert on March 17, 2002, at the South Australian Folk Centre."

~ Geoff Hastwell: SCALA NEWS, March/April 2002

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"...every line is a shining and searing revelation of the poet's nakedness on the path of his creative journey."

Hills Folk Club Review: November 1999

"Once a month the Hills Folk Club, at its blackboard session, provides room for a special guest to have an extended spot. This month it was Jim Lesses, who has been a regular at the Hills for a couple of years. It's been interesting to watch Jim's rocket-like growth as a performer, from a self-effacing apologist, shaking his head and scowling at his guitar and himself whenever he made a mistake, to an energetic, open, engaging artist, putting into practice everything - well, almost everything - he preached in his inspiring article (SCALA News July/August 1999)."

~ Les Montanjees: SCALA NEWS, Nov/Dec 1999

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You've Missed Jim at...
The Office and the Directors Hotel for SCALA
October 7, 1998

April 14, 1999 
October 20, 1999
March 22, 2000
May 31, 2000
...and on numerous other occasions

The Cellar Folk Club, Port Lincoln
July 10, 1999

The Govenor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide
November 6, 1999

March 4, 2000
May 28, 2000

Hills Folk Club, Crafers Inn, Crafers
November 7, 1999
...and on numerous other occasions

Off The Fringe, Unley
March 3, 2000

Swan Hill Red Gum Festival, Victoria
March 12, 2000

Victor Harbor State Folk Festival
September/October, 2000

The South Australian Folk Centre
Sunday, March 17, 2002

And lots of other places!

Media Appearances...
Radio 5UV (Adelaide)
Saturday Arts Breakfast
The Folk Show
3D Radio (Adelaide)
Roots & Branches (folk show)


JIM LESSES: Sometimes I Wake Up Naked

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JIM LESSES: American Dream

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