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T.J. Mimbs

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T.J. Mimbs

AGE: 24

HOMETOWN: Warrenton, Ga.

OCCUPATION: By day, Mimbs delivers prescriptions for pharmacies. By night, he plays solo and with bands in Athens, Atlanta and Augusta.

PLAYS: "I dabble in pretty much everything but I mainly play guitar and keyboard." On his first EP, The Sight Makes You Blind, released in January, Mimbs also played drums and bass.

FIRST INSTRUMENT: Piano. "Back in elementary school I started taking lessons. I picked up the guitar when I was 12 and got into music seriously."

MUSICAL STYLE: "I like to call it folk rock. Growing up, I listened to a lot of grunge."

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Neil Young, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan

FAVORITE CONCERT: "I love to go to shows. I go to as many shows with big artists as I can afford. Most of my inspiration comes from friends of mine who also play around Athens."

FAVORITE ALBUM: The White Album, The Beatles, or After The Gold Rush, Neil Young

FAVORITE MOVIES: "I could never name a favorite, I love so many. Things that are cerebral. Movies and books that really make you think about what you're doing and the way you've been thinking. They challenge your direction."

PRE-SHOW RITUAL: "I love to eat a good meal, drink a couple meals. I feel nourished."

SONGWRITING PROCESS: "The best songs I write just kind of come out of me. I don't usually sit down and think, 'I'm going to write a song.' It happens a lot when I'm going to sleep. I always have music in my head. When I quiet down enough to let that come through, that's when I get the best results."

WHAT'S AHEAD: Mimbs is playing with the band The District Attorneys in Athens, Ga., and Atlanta. He just recently started playing in Augusta.

LEARN MORE: myspace.com/tjmimbsmusic or tjmimbs.bandcamp.com.

CATCH HIS ACT

T.J. Mimbs will play Sunday night at Wild Wing Cafe, 3035 Washington Road. For information, call (706) 364-WILD (9453).


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