Jim Vierra & Friends deliver quality in bucket-loads!
Jim Vierra is a Tracy, California-based songwriter who recently took “the big step to record some of his original songs in Nashville.” He and his friends collaborate with great vocal talent and a top-notch producer, resulting in some great Christian and Country music, which is strange, because Jim himself states: “What is funny is I don’t even listen to much Country music at all. I love Jazz and old rock n’ roll. The music just comes to me and happens to have that country flare.”
And just when you think it could never get any better, Vierra comes along with the track “Hopeful Eyes” and proves us wrong!
The video of the song, which was directed by Odririle VEE Sento & Jim Vierra himself, was filmed and recorded in Botswana, Africa. The message, of both the song and video, attempts to communicate to the world, how we need to treat our children. Lyric writing was shared by Jill Lacara & Jim Vierra, while Jim also took care of the music.
If you like regular old run-of-the-mill cookie-cutter country-gospel music, then step aside, as Jim Vierra & Friends Productions moves up a notch here; “Hopeful Eyes” almost slides into World Music territory. The song is soulful and uplifting with a strong message and solid vocal performance by Enock Gore. The music arrangement by Odirile VEE Sento & Jim Vierra, as well as the vocal harmonies, are wonderfully put together, while the African-flavored Rap interlude by Vamutejure at about the 3 minute mark, give “Hopeful Eyes” a truly authentic, international feel; an all-round a superb effort.
I shouldn’t have been surprised though, because a run through the Jim Vierra & Friends’ catalog, quickly demonstrates much how quality is infused into their work. From the Country tracks, “Daddy”, “Worth Waitin’ For” and “You’re So Beautiful” to the Christian stuff like, “Jesus Inside Me”, “Live Each Day”,“Walls” and the exceptional “You Love Me”, Jim Vierra & Friends cross many styles and sounds, but one trait and condition is maintained through all of their tracks- and that is, elevated artistic performances on either side of the mixing desk, and at all levels.
We as listeners may dislike or have a predilection for various genres and styles, but quality cannot be ignored, and Jim Vierra & Friends deliver it in bucket-loads!