Photo Credit:
Photo credit
Michael Fournier Photography
Jim Reilly
BIO
Biography

Storyteller, musician, and educator Jim Reilly studied jazz guitar and journalism in college and has spent the past 20 years or so combining those two loves. “I see music and writing as different expressions of the same creative impulse,” he says. “Music lives in the moment – writing captures that moment, giving it form and shape.” Currently living in Calgary, as a musician, Jim is equally at home on guitar, bass, or Chapman Stick. As a writer, he has done promotional work for fellow artists and international music companies, written for CBC Radio One, and had features published in many music magazines. His most recently published book, Steinberger: A Story of Creativity and Design, joins The Bass Player and StickMan: The Story of Emmett Chapman and the Instrument He Created as explorations of how the creative impulse manifests itself through unconventional heroes. His latest project, Chasing Tone (coming summer 2023 from Rowman and Littlefield), continues this theme. This time Reilly explores American designer Rob Turner’s and his company, EMG’s, contribution to some of today’s most important and influential music and musicians. In addition to music and writing, Jim is a skilled educator who began as a high school English teacher and is currently the principal of CW Perry School in Airdrie, Alberta. For more information, please see www.jimreilly.ca. 

ADDRESS
City: Calgary, Province/Territory: Alberta
EMAIL
GENRE
Non-Fiction, Biography, Fiction
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
Chasing Tone: How Rob Turner & EMG Revolutionized the Guitar's Sound
Publisher
Rowman and Littlefield
Year
2023
Title
Steinberger: A Story of Creativity and Design
Publisher
Rowman and Littlefield
Year
2020
Title
StickMan: The Story of Emmett Chapman and the Instrument He Created
Publisher
Two Handed Press
Year
2018
Title
The Bass Player
Publisher
Two Handed Press
Year
2014
LINKS
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Programs & Interests
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