Sonic Spotlight: Jim Bentley

The Grumblers (Jim Bentley and Bill Keogh) perform "If Only I'd Turned Left" on the Riverwalk.
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AGE: 49

HOMETOWN: Atlanta

OCCUPATION: Lawyer

MEMBER OF: The Grumblers (with Bill Keogh)

PLAYS: Pictured with his Martin Dreadnought

FAVORITE PERFORMANCE ATTENDED: Tara Scheyer and the Mud Puppy Band, 2007 12 Bands of Christmas concert, the Imperial Theater. "No. 1, it's a very good band; Tara and Kevin and the guys who are backing them up are excellent. ... Also, I have two kids who are Mud Puppies, so you can't beat that. They played in front of a bigger crowd than I ever have, so that was great."

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS: The Pizza Joint, Blue Sky Kitchen, The Bee's Knees, Nacho Mama's

FAVORITE PERFORMANCE: Valentine's event, 2007, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta: "What was really nice about that was the acoustics were good ... and people were there actually for the primary purpose of listening to the music."

FAVORITE MOVIES: The Lost Boys, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Casablanca

FAVORITE BOOKS: All The Kings Men and Sometimes a Great Notion

IF HE COULD PERFORM WITH ANYONE: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

SONGWRITING PROCESS: " Usually (a song) just kind of bursts forth, or at least half of it or two-thirds of it, and then you've got to run and grab a pen. But there are songs that I've been working on for 10 years that I haven't quite finished."

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