Like a musical octopus, Jim utilizes his guitar, voice, keyboard, a few carefully chosen foot pedals,

and a fresh approach to percussion to sound more like a small band than a solo act.

~  Photo by Jeff McKeown  ~


Live Audio Samples


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Photo by Jeff McKeown

Oak Harbor, WA










Bookings ~

2018 includes:

Rustica Cafe`  4/28

Brown Lantern Anacortes, WA 5/2

Bloom's Winery 5/13

Flyer's Burlington - 2nd Saturdays @ 6pm

Flyers Oak Harbor  5/16 @ 7

​Decibel Brewing ~ Sunday afternoon music ~ 5/20

- Drinkin' for Dogs VII -

w/scott larson : guitar ~ Sept. 1 in Bellingham

and more to come . . .


7:00 pm

Original Jim is a 'Solo Band' Musical Project from Northwest Performing Songwriter, Jim Castaneda.


Forged from Vocal Jazz and A Cappella, and honed on pop, rock & blues in the shadow of the Seattle scene,

Jim sets up a solid foundation for his tunes with creative arrangements, tasty improvisation,

strong vocals, rhythmic guitars, a little keyboard and a unique way to the groove.

Check out the listening station on our music page to hear samples from Jim's live performances as well as his debut studio album

As a performing musician, writing and arranging his own songbook,

this next-generation artist continues to grow into the sound

of his unique compact 'Solo Band' setup.

o  r  i  g  i  n  a  l    j  i  m

“I discovered that music and rhythm was in my soul,

not just something I did.  It was me”

Studio Sound

A Concept Refined

Jim’s debut solo record, ‘Beatbox Soul’, holds a treasure trove of vocal percussion, steady grooves, catchy melodies, lush vocals, electric tastes and acoustic moods.

Groove - Driven  SOUL, POP & Blues with a hint of Jazz​​

T H A N K   Y O U   F O R   L I S T E N I N G

S  O  L  O    B  A  N  D 

D e b u t   A l b u m   A v a i l a b l e   A l m o s t   E v e r y w h e r e  !

S  I  N  G  E  R   /   S  O  N  G  W  R  I  T  E  R

S O L O   B A N D