February 24th - 7pm

Jim returns to Rustica with his unique mouth-driven solo band,

playing songs from his debut record as well as

original arrangements of some popular hits. 

Rustica Cafe, Wine Bar & Restaurant

Pioneer Way ~ oak harbor, WA

Great food and Spirits !

No TV 's !

Music in the Corner !


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.

What comes through is almost like musical performance magic, where the listeners/observers see what they see and hear 

what they hear, often having a time reconciling the two.

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

Live Audio Samples

Photo by Jeff McKeown










Groove - Driven Pop, Soul & Blues with a hint of Jazz​​



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  ~

 Jim presents his solo music by forming precise and

confident loops that could almost stand on their own. 

​​He takes control of the rhythms, puts the groove into every part,

every pass; creating more and more synergy with each new layer.

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.  

Bookings ~

2018 includes:

3/3 Penn Cove Mussellfest 11am

3/10 Freeland Cafe'` Lounge  open mic - 7pm

3/21 Flyers OH

3/24 Rustica

REEF ~ Boise, ID 4/11

Freeland Cafe` Lounge 4/21

Rustica 4/28

Brown Lantern Anacortes, WA 5/2

Bloom's Winery 5/13

and more to come . . .

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.

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  !

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

not just something I did.  It was me”

Studio Sound

S  O  L  O    B  A  N  D 

o  r  i  g  i  n  a  l    j  i  m

S O L O   B A N D

A Concept Refined

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

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