Throughout his career, Jim Bianco has drawn inspiration from, what some might consider, untraditional sources. Whether it was an elevator operator in Tokyo, a stalker in Hollywood, a wedding in Tennessee, or a sinner in church, his songs have twisted their way out of his head and into the hearts of the people who have heard them.
His music, though unconventional, has garnered attention from the likes of NPR’s Mountain Stage, NBC’s Craig Ferguson, HBO’s True Blood, and the Getty Museum, to name a few.
With his new record “Cookie Cutter”, Jim asked 17 different people the same 69 questions, and drawing inspiration from their answers he wrote a song for each of them. Like life itself, the record ranges from the extremely serious to the extremely ridiculous. The theme of the songs runs the gamut, too, from reunited lovers, runaway pets and first kisses to brain cancer survivors, Jesus Christ, and (everyone’s favorite), death.
Want to see him play on October 4 at Hotel Utah Saloon at 8pm? All you have to do to enter to win a pair is answer the following question:
Where is their next stop after SF?
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Deadline to enter is Friday, September 27 at 9am.
Value of each ticket: $10. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter.