"Eddie's Car" was nominated for 2006 Song of the Year in the New Folk Song category
by the Just Plain Folks Music Awards. This from the Just Plain Folks website: "After
screening over 350,000 songs over the last 12 months, here are our picks for songs
that moved us the most."
"A dark song, but a strong statement and a fine introduction to Jim Caputo"
Bob Sherman, host of Woody’s Children, on Jim’s song, Melted Toys
WFUV 90.7 FM; Bronx, NY
"Jim Caputo...a name to keep your eyes on and ears open for."
Charlie Backfish, host of Sunday Street
WUSB 90.1 FM; Stony Brook, NY
"Recently, I found your killer tune 'Not Even Rand-McNally.' Its a sweet song. The
line about not finding the way back to your heart is perfect. I'll spin "Rand" again."
Tim Schaefer, host of Sunday Afternoons with Tim Schaefer
WKZE 98.1 FM; Sharon, CT
"Jim Caputo is a master storyteller who reveals the underlying truths that often
go unnoticed in seemingly ordinary events, and wraps them up in cool melodies with
which you find yourself humming along. The characters that inhabit his stories speak
honestly. Their stories are often poignant without being saccharin or trite. In lesser
hands, the subjects of Jim's hard-edged songs would seem bitter, however, he deftly
turns them into thought-provoking and haunting vignettes. He often prefaces his engaging
songs with stories about how they were inspired, which opens a window into the fascinating
and often mysterious process of songcrafting. Fans of acoustic music will love Jim's
rich, resonant voice, as well as his elegant guitar playing technique; his style
is at once familiar, yet entirely his own. This seasoned performer always shares
his warm and soulful presence with his audiences, and is deservedly popular on the
acoustic music scene."
Folk Music Society of Huntington; Huntington, NY
"Here’s a big guy with a big mellow voice. His stage presence and humor enabled him
to quickly connect with the audience and he held that connection from the first words
he sang until the last note he played. Jim sings with a bluesy-folky-country style,
a nice blend that goes so well with his insightful lyrics and guitar work.
Eclectic Café; Bay Shore, NY
“Hi Jim, I went to your website. Heard the Rand-McNally song.