“Art is subjective. Talent is not.”
~ Jim Baugh
May 3, 2015
Jim Baugh, Power of an Earthquake and the Passion of an Artist
The Peninsula Youth Orchestra Benefit concert “MUSIC LIVES” featuring Jim Baugh on Piano is finished post production and can be viewed in High Definition on You Tube. Below is the finished program filmed in Hampton Virginia at the acoustic concert venue Victorian Station.
Below are a few selected tracks from the show, we will be updating this more in the future.
“Childs Play” & “Joy”
BONUS TRACK: Mermaid Bay
Stairway to Heaven
“Music Lives” Benefit concert for the Peninsula Youth Orchestra Saturday Jan. 24th 2015 Victorian Station Hampton Virginia.
Join Jim for his first 2015 solo piano concert and book signing held at the “Big Pink” Victorian Station in Phoebus Virginia. Doors open at 6:30 pm show starts at 7:30. Proceeds go to help support PYO. Reservations suggested.
The high definition DVD will be available to download for free in April 2015. Links will be available on this site and the show will also be posted on You Tube
***NEW AUDIO SAMPLES FOUND AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.
Much of Jim Baugh’s early music career was chronicled in his best selling autobiography “HOOKED”. Studying music at Hammond Organ Studios he quickly became a fan of classical, jazz and blues at an early age. Never having had piano instruction, he adapted his skills early using the chordal structure he learned from studying organ. This gave him an early precursor to playing charts with ease.
Jim was heavily influenced by Oscar Peterson, Keith Emerson, Lyle Mays, and George Winston (Windam Hill artist). Eventually he would program assist for the Windam Hill show on the Soft 96 Radio station.
Jim Baugh studied music at Virginia Commonwealth University and received a Bachelor of Music degree in applied synthesizer and a minor in piano. During this time he was co founder of the all-original progressive rock group UKIAH and played mostly to the college circuit around Virginia. Jim’s rig included a customized Hammond C3 with 147 Leslie and Reverb cabinet, Elka electric piano, Farfisa Organ, Prophet 5 synth, and Moog Taurus Pedals.
Producer of Jim Baugh Outdoors TV, Jim wrote performed and engineered all the music for the national show. He also sold his soundtracks to other production companies. The large MIDI studio he designed gave him the orchestral range he needed to write and perform 48 tracks of music giving his television productions a large advantage over other outdoor programs.
One of Jim Baugh’s favorite musicians and inspiration is one of the founders of the progressive rock era, Bill Bruford (Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Earthworks, UK). Bill came on Jim Baugh Outdoors TV as a guest and spent a considerable amount of time with Jim. When Bill was listening to some of Jim’s music during the filming, he referred to Jim as a “Keith Emerson Clone”. The shoot was written about in “HOOKED” and Bill Bruford enjoyed his appearance on the show so much, he wrote about it in his autobiography as well. An honor indeed.
Jim still writes soundtracks for his television productions and also performs solo progressive rock \ jazz solo piano concerts.
For booking inquiries contact email@example.com
Original soundtracks from Jim Baugh Outdoors TV. Styles, Progressive Rock, Jazz, Blues.
Featured in episode Marshalls Marlin, offshore
Featured on JBO TV Abingdon Feature and Jackson River
A real fun jam featuring my Hammond C3 patch. There is also some cool synth and electric piano leads. This has been featured in many JBO TV episodes and is still used in production for our 2014 series and beyond.