Cha Cha Cha is a 30-song tribute to the great Canadian indie rocker Jim Kilpatrick aka Shotgun Jimmie. I’m not usually that much into tribute albums, but I’m really enjoying this one. I’ve been following Shotgun Jimmie since the Transistor Sister album came out and know the last three albums extremely well, but the tribute shows that I definitely need to go all the way back into the Shotgun Jimmie and Shotgun & Jaybird song vaults and fix some holes in my Jimmie education. There’s a bunch of excellent songs that I haven’t even heard before and I need my heart to be familiar with the originals as well. The line-up of the tribute album is rather impressive. Several of my Canadian music heroes are doing their own gorgeous versions of Shotgun Jimmie’s (should-be) classics. Frederick Squire, Michael Feuerstack, Woodpigeon, Jon McKiel and Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom just to name a few.
Cha Cha Cha – The Songs of Shotgun Jimmie is now out on Comin’ Around Records.