based musician and composer Jim Becker performs solo as well as duo with drummer and composer Joe Adamik
Jim Becker is a Chicago based musician, producer, and sound engineer who has played around town and around the world since the 1980s. Jim has worked recording and engineering his own music and that of numerous other musicians. He has recorded and collaborated with a long list of rock, folk, experimental, and old time bands. Jim tours the US and Europe extensively, most recently with Califone and Iron and Wine.
Jim plays guitar, banjo, filddle, mandolin, and is known for his original improvisation and use of effects. He draws from a wide range of inspirations, from classic rock to Appalachian old time music which he has played, studied, and taught since 1993.
In addition to recording with bands, Jim has done a variety of soundtrack work, for both film and television.
Joe Adamik is a versatile multi– instrumentalist and composer residing in Chicago,Il. Perhaps best known for his drumming duties in groups including Iron and Wine and the experimental rock band Califone, Mr Adamik has appliedt his unique talents into a wide array of contexts including: jazz and improvised music ensembles, 20th century composition, experimental folk and rock groupings. Along with the drum set, Joe also performs and composes for marimba, vibraphone, electronics, analog sampling, bass clarinet, clarinet, alto saxophone, guitar, piano, and organ.
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