2023  December


As the year approaches it's end and autumn brings a chill and shorter days, 2024 is looking to be busy.


I'll be kicking off in January at The Glad Cafe in Shawlands, duetting with my great friend Steven Clark. It's a wonderful, welcoming venue and, as I live but a short walk away, one I'm very familiar with. I've played there many times and I'm looking forward to being there again.


The Lanarkshire Songwriters group, that I joined late in 2022, has been an inspiration. The projects which the group have developed over the years are too numerous to list here. However, this year I was invited to join their Woody Guthrie Tribute in Strathaven Theatre. It was a sell-out show and it was packed with people who knew every word that Guthrie wrote. The 'community singing' was astounding. The show is being repeated (by popular demand) and is scheduled for 24 March at the Corn Exchange, Biggar.


Another project coming up will be to record a collection of songs about the 1820 Scottish Insurrection and the people who were major players in the event.


So now I am open to offers again from clubs, festivals, house concerts and pretty much anywhere that could benefit from hearing an opinionated, aging, lefty troubadour.






Steven Clark & Jim King

at The Glad Cafe


23 January, 8:00pm doors at 7.30pm

1006A Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands
Glasgow G41 2HG



Stirling Folk Club


12 February, 7:30pm

Stirling County Rugby Football Club, Bridgehaugh Park FK9 5AP



Quarter Acoustic Music Club


12 March, 7:30pm

Quarter Boolin' Club. Limekilnburn Rd, Quarter, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 7XA



Woody Guthrie Tribute Show

With The Lanarkshire Songwriters


24 March, time tbc

Corn Exchange High Street,

Biggar ML12 6DH



Cumbernauld Folk Club


16 May, 7:00pm, opening for Rachel Newton

Cumbernauld Theatre, Lanternhouse,
South Kildrum Ring Road, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire,

G67 2UF



Dunfermline Folk Club


12 June, 8:00pm

The Glen Tavern, 110-112 Pittencrieff St, Dunfermline, KY12 8AN