Jim Coates is an Eastern Iowa singer-songwriter and guitarist. As one of the front men and founding members of Iowa’s own Just William, Jim has played festivals and concert venues across the Midwest and has shared the stage with acts ranging from singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson to rock-n-roll legend Eddie Money.
Just William’s music has played on radio stations from Hawaii to Japan, managing to chart nationally in the Hot AC top ten.
As a member of the Cedar Rapids music scene, Jim has performed for the better part of a decade as a musician and vocalist for ‘Tribute’, along side such local greats as Carol Montag, Carlis Faurot and Gerard Estella. He has also been found supporting local vocalist, Logan Adam Schultz, and as a regular musician for SPT Theatre.
With music ranging in style from Folk to Pop Rock, listeners can expect a musical experience full of variety – covering anything and everything from originals to covers of songs that have influenced Jim over the years. Throw in a little humor and a tune or two from the other musicians sharing the stage, and it is sure to be a fun evening for all!
Joining Jim on stage for the evening will be up-and-coming Iowa singer-songwriter and guitarist Andersen Coates, keyboardist and songwriter Dan Van Oss, bassist Steve Thompson and drummer/percussionist Al Fear.