With a mellow, easy voice and wise songwriting that hints of a life of honest living, Jim Bachmann has been entertaining the Phoenix scene over the past decade, sharing the stage with heroes and friends such as Billy Joe Shaver, Whitey Morgan and the 78's, Dallas Moore, Shinyribs, The SteelDrivers, Ramsay Midwood, Mike and the Moonpies, Tony Martinez, The Reeves Brothers, Jeremy Pinnell, Paul Cauthen and more. Bachmann's music blends Americana, Roots, Blues and Country into a sound that stays true to tradition while serving up his own blend of Sonoran Desert soaked good-timin' stonerbilly.

JBDD with JP Harris Wed 4/17! 

Hey friends - we're kicking off the JP Harris show at Last Exit Live on 4/17! Come on out!

Get tickets and info here

Last weekend at the 102.5 KNIX Great American BBQ and Beer Festival was killer. The Day Drinkers did a set on the Live and Local Stage and then I got to join Drew Cooper and Jacob Morris on the big stage for a song swap. 

Still hard at work finishing up the new record with Sean Cooney at 3-Leaf Studios and hoping to have it wrapped here in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

In studio with Brother Dallas Moore! Plus, Great American BBQ and Beer Festival March 30! 

Hey friends just checking in! I'm working on a new record and Brother Dallas Moore stopped in to cut some vocals with me while he was in AZ burnin' it down last weekend! We're pretty excited about what's coming down the line in the Day Drinker camp. Stay tuned!  This Saturday March 30, we'll be back out at the Great American BBQ and Beer Festival in Chandler on the live and Local Stage at 4:20. Stop by and say hey!

February was nuts! 

Hey friends! It's Sunday night and I'm sitting on the couch, watching Food Network and letting February sink in. 

We started the month kicking off the Quaker City Night Hawks show at Valley Bar Downtown. Those guys rip, hands down. Kicking off the show for Quaker City Night Hawks 2/2/19


The band got to make some noise for a weekend at our favorite AZ Honky-Tonk, Roosters Country in Mesa and were joined by the Pennsylvanian Man of Mystery John Rickard. 

The weekend after that we got the call to kick off the Elizabeth Cook and Kendell Marvel show at Rebel Lounge. 


Feb 16th we played the Chili Bourbon Festival in Chandler with our buddy Drew Cooper. 


Saturday 2/23 we kicked off the first ever Humdinger Festival in Mesa at Mesa Amphitheatre!




Jim Bachmann and the Day Drinkers are playing the first Humdinger Festival at Mesa Amphitheatre!! 

PHOENIX — The City of Mesa, along with 2 of the state’s top promoters, Danny Zelisko Presents, and Stateside Presents with The New Times are happy to announce the first Humdinger Festival, featuring 10 of Arizona’s finest local bands to Mesa Amphitheatre on Saturday, February 23rd  at 2:00pm. Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, January 25th at 10:00am at www.mesaamp.com 

Recently a call was made on social media to bring the bands together who are interested in playing this historic stage, that garnered over 40,000 views on the various presenters pages, showing a huge interest by the music community to embrace this project, which is underwritten in part, by the City of Mesa. The first meeting of all of the bands was live on stage last week at the Mesa Amp, and everyone agreed it is one great Humdinger of an idea for a great event! 

The festival gives local talent an opportunity to play the large stage and gives music fans a full day of music to enjoy a host of talented musicians. Humdinger plans to showcase local talent each month at the Amphitheatre, thru June, which will enable 50 Arizona acts to perform for music fans during these 5 extraordinary presentations. 

The first Humdinger Festival features: 

Fairy Bones 

Doll Skin 

Michael Nitro 


Sara Robinson Band 

The Pistoleros 

Banana Gun 

Bear Ghost 

Jim Bachmann and the Day Drinkers

The Runner Up Band 

Tickets for the 1st Humdinger Festival are $12, all inclusive of tax and convenience charges, with children 12 and under accompanied by adults are free.  Local food trucks will round out the festival atmosphere. 

Doors open at 1:00pm, show starts at 2:00pm. Tickets go on sale at 10:00am on January 25th at Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N Center St., in Mesa, or online at www.mesamap.com. To charge by phone, call 480-644-2560.

Just Announced - Jim Bachmann with Billy Don Burns at Roosters Country - Feb 7, 7pm 

Jim will be playing with honky tonk hero and song writing legend Billy Don Burns Feb 7 at Roosters Country in Mesa, AZ.


Billy Don Burns is a true Country Music Warrior. He wears his battle scars with honor, depicting the stories of his life in his songs with brutal and beautiful honesty. He’s respected far and wide for his long career in songwriting and performing, and he’s still out there. He’s lived it and breathed it through lifetimes of country music passion and pain. Carrying the guitar like a sword on his back, he battles for the Poet. He battles for the Artist. He battles for the souls who defy modern convention. And every time he strikes a chord in some smoke-filled Honky Tonk, he wins. Billy Don Burns started out in this business working with legends, and somewhere along the way he became one himself.

Thanks everyone for a great week! 

This last week was a blast. Had a short run of shows playing bass for the mighty Dallas Moore Band and got to kick off a show for Mike and the Moonpies! Thanks to all who came out in support and thanks to all the new friends! We'll be seeing you all down the road!!

Bassing with the mighty Dallas Moore Band.


Kicking things off for Mike and the Moonpies at Rockbar in Scottsdale

VALLEY FEVER QUARANTINE VI!!! October 13th, Yucca Tap 

We're stoked to be back at the 6th QUARANTINE!!! All day. You ain't going nowhere. 

IT'S BACK! The legendary ALL DAY and ALL NIGHT Arizona country music show. Report to the Quarantine Zone at noon on Saturday October 13, at the good ol' Yucca Tap Room. Featuring: 

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