Jim Walsh is an award-winning author, journalist, writer, and songwriter from Minneapolis. A columnist for the Southwest Journal and regular contributor to MinnPost.com, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, City Pages, and many other publications.
He is the author of “Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes: Jim Walsh on Music from Minneapolis to the Outer Limits” (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), “Gold Experience: Following Prince in the ‘90s” (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), “The Replacements: All Over But The Shouting: An Oral History” (Voyageur Press, 2007) and, with Dennis Pernu, “The Replacements: Waxed Up Hair and Painted Shoes: The Photographic History” (Voyageur Press, 2013).
A teacher at the Loft Literary Center, Walsh is the former leader of bands REMs, Laughing Stock, and The Mad Ripple, and the ringleader behind the 10-year-old singer/songwriter showcase The Mad Ripple Hootenanny. His new band Jim Walsh and the Dog Day Cicadas released its debut CD, Songs For The Band To Learn, in May 2017. He has a lot of stuff in his basement, and closets, that he’s writing about right now.