Jan 22nd, 2017 - Jim started the year on a high note!
Most of last year Jim spent buried in his studio working with various people, so we hardly saw any of him except an odd fuzzy Instagram photo here and there.

But this year started with a bang as far as public exposure goes.

Jim and Steve Fekete performed in Gwen Stefani’s backup band during a corporate gig in Las Vegas - Jan 05 or Jan 06 or maybe even 07 – depends which corner of the world you live in. The event was  the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas and Gwen performed at Aria Resort and Casino’s Jewel Night Club as part of that deal.

Jim and Steve were obviously stoked about it – here are a couple of selfies from the airport and the flight -
I IIThat’s how we learned about the gig and the rest is Google. BTW, Jim has a lot better phone camera, no offence Steve!

It seems that it was a very cool show. Alas, Gwen is a diva and doesn’t share the limelight with her band - all grey shadows in the dark background -  so no decent photos or movies.

However, owing by the numerous grainy brag posts on Twitter and Instagram, we were able to surmise that Steve was on solo guitar and Jimmy was on keys, playing and shouting “Hollaback Girl” from the top of their lungs.

But it appears that it wasn’t a one off deal!

Rumor has it that Gwen and her band have been rehearsing in Burbank, CA for the past few days. It all points to an upcoming (albeit not announced yet) performance. Steve is there and Jim posted a cryptic clip on Instagram as well. Another rumour points to a Vegas show again. We asked Jim to confirm but he is with Gwen freaking Stefani (no less!) now, so not holding our breath. We will know soon enough! Again, thank you Google and our prodigious searching skills.

Speaking of which, we were able to unearth that Jimmy spent a couple of days in Shreveport, LA  Echophone Recording Studios playing keyboard for the new studio record of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the famous blues-rock guitarist and guitar prodigy in the the 90’s. Jim seemed very excited about it, cuz he replied to our tweet and said, "Such a great time working on this album with @KWShepherd".

Here are some photos and a little movie we put together from the Facebook Livestream that Kenny posted the other day.

So all in all, a promising start of 2017 for every Jim fan. Keep your eyes peeled for more!

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