NEWS - Updated March 20, 2018

April 6, 2018AM Band 20th Anniversary and Jim Stringer 70th Birthday  at the Carousel Lounge, where it all started in 1998 with the long running Thursday night shows. Twenty years, five CDs, and several hundred tunes later, Jim, Carl and T, joined by John McGlothlin, and steel players James Shelton and Nathan Fleming, are still cranking out the tunes.

April 1, 2018Jim's Country Jam  continues its long run at Sam's Town Point on  the first Sunday of each month.

April & May 2016 - " Pick It Up " was voted NUMBER ONE for TWO MONTHS on the April and May 2016 FAR CHART

July 6, 2011 - Jim Stringer & the AM Band can be seen on the first and third Thursdays of each month at Giddy Ups Saloon at 10210 Manchaca Rd. Also, Jim's Country Jam continues in it's fourth year at Waterloo Ice House, 38th & Medical Parkway. Hosted by Jim and the band, the jam attracts an incredible array of talent, as entertaining as it is astounding! See the full schedule at this link.

July 1, 2008 - " Triskaidekaphilia " was NUMBER ONE on the June 2008 FAR CHART . This is an honor -- the reporters are independent radio and media folks who are NOT in the employ of corporate interests and decide for themselves what's good and what's not. Triskaidekaphilia was still on the chart at the #2 spot for July. Thanks to the FAR reporters. They and their stations are pretty much the only reason to own a radio now days!

May 29. 22, 2008 - "Triskaidekaphilia" is HERE!!! CD's are available at CD Baby, or direct from The Music Room. Radio copies have been shipped to FAR reporters... call your local station and ask 'em to play it!!!

Mar. 24, 2008 - The release date for the new CD is official -- June 3 (and yes, that's 2008 for the skeptics.) Titled, "Triskaidekaphilia" (meaning "love of the number thirteen") the CD is, you guessed it, thirteen tracks from the AM Band. The CD includes Chevy Headed West, a poignant first hand recollection of the death of Robert Kennedy, the rockin' Texas Hold 'Em anthem, Here's the River, and eleven more memorable songs. Buy it direct from The Music Room web site or from CD Baby.

Feb. 17, 2008 - Almost two years after beginning "Jim's Country Jam" at Brentwood Tavern, Jim has found a new, tenative home for the jam at Waterloo Icehouse, 1106 West 38th Street. The first jam will be Feb. 17th, with additional dates booked for March 2 and March 16. As always, we'll play all country honky-tonk standards from Jim's BIG BOOK. Bring your own instrument. See Jim's Country Jam (<--click here) web site for more information.

Feb. 1, 2007 - David Lewis has succesfully launched his new label, TwangBrand, with the title, Hand Picked, a "roots country jukebox" compilation that features music, in addition to Jim Stringer & the AM Band, from Dave Insley, The Brooklyn Cowboys, Moe-D, Poor Man's Whiskey, Chevy Downs Band and others. It's a cohesive, but eclectic within the genre, collection with some great performances. Check it out!

Feb. 13, 2006 - Jim Stringer and the AM Band CD's are now available as downloads from purveyors of fine internet music. Click HERE for a screenful of links to these sites.

Sept 6, 2005 - All Jim Stringer and the AM Band CD's are on the internet at CD Baby. The prices are the best you'll find anywhere, and there's lots of other good music, as well. Click these links to find  Swang (1998)On the Radio (2000),   In My Hand (2004),   Triskaidekaphilia (2008),   Pick it Up (2016).

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