Jim Pellinger singer-songwriter

Jim Pellinger


Time Machine, the new single from Jim Pellinger, wonders aloud about the questions everyone has contemplated: what if you could go back in time and do things differently? What if you could warn your younger self about the path they’re on? Is a time machine to much to expect? They have apps for everything, right?

Pellinger recorded Time Machine in his home studio, Radon Sound, on guitar, bass, drums, as well as the "call and response" vocals. The jangly pop tune will be released to all streaming services November 5.

Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Jim Pellinger’s music charts a course set by his influences, the Beatles, first and foremost. But as a reviewer of his “Knives & Bleeding” EP noted, “His sound and method are that of, say, Tom Petty or maybe Elvis Costello albeit he sounds like neither.” Another reviewer of Jim’s first release, the cassette-only “All Dressed Up And All Stressed Out” heard “strains of John Hiatt, Squeeze, R.E.M., and a little bit of Simon and Garfunkel within Jim’s songs”.

As a live performer, Jim Pellinger has played colleges, clubs, coffeehouses, and festivals in the US and Central America. He's played on small stages and large stages and sometimes no stage at all, with bands but most often solo, armed with just an acoustic guitar, a voice, and a lot of great songs. Along the way he’s performed on New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins pregame shows, and even got a song in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In the spring of 2020 Jim launched his "Quarantine Cafe" live stream, bringing his music to the world when live music venues were shut down and people were shut in. 

A fiercely dedicated do-it-yourselfer, Jim records and releases albums, EPs, and singles on his own label, Door To Door Music. He designs the cover art, shoots and edits the videos, builds the website, and books the shows. Said Bill Snyder of the music magazine The Squealer: "If you still believe that the virtues of hard work are more important than money (and even if you still need to be convinced) the proof is on the tape."

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Time Machine

Jim Pellinger

Jangly guitars supported by a classic pop-rock beat, call and response vocals and harmonies that suggest REM crossed with the Supremes, if the Supremes were one guy singing all the parts. Why do we still not have time machines? C'mon Elon, get busy!

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JIm Pellinger singer-songwriter
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