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.

The Latest From Day Drinkerville 

It's been a minute and lots of great things are happening on this side of the fence that I wanted to let you all know about. We've finally finished tracking on the new cd with Sean Cooney over at 3-Leaf Studio in Phoenix and have a release date set for November 8! I was able to work with some heroes and friends on this one - Road Warrior and all around great guy Dallas Moore dropped in and we cut the Billy Shoe Shaver classic Live Forever. We also have valley legends Ray Herndon, Jon Rauhouse, PH Naffah, Tony Martinez, Jerry Donato, Todd Chuba, Patrick Clark. John Rickard, Jennifer Robinson, Shea Marshall, Chip Hanna, August Manley, Handsome Josh Williams, Greg Muller and Greg Varlotta rounding out the tracks. We can't wait to set this one out into the world and we're going to be having a release party at thr Dirty Drummer on 44th St and Oak on Saturday November 9. Hope to see you there!

In the meantime we have some really great shows coming up with Billy Don Burns, Tony Martinez, The Cole Trains, Jim Dalton from Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Teddy and the Rough Riders, Billy Gant, Hank Topless, and American Longspurs. Check the calendar for dates!

We also want to welcome Stanky Pete Gonzales to the band on bass - our brother from another mother. 

Be good out there to one another and we hope to see you all soon!

It's almost July?!?! 

Hey Day Drinkers! June was a whirlwind and we're catching up and taking a little rest before we wind it back up. June saw us playing with some heroes and friends Mike and the Moonpies at Rebel Lounge, Possessed by Paul James at the Rhythm Room, Jeremy Pinnell at Roosters, and closing out the month with Gethen Jenkins at the Yucca Tap Room. 

Jim and Chip Hanna kicking off for Possessed by Paul James


Playing bass with Tony Martinez, his dad Rick and valley legend Jimmy Pines on drums at the Dirty Drummer.


Jim did a solo weekend at Wrecked at the Reef in Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco, Son. Mex) and will bringing the Day Drinkers down for a 3 night run at Banditos Cantina in Rocky Point over the 4th of July Weekend!

The highlight of June came at the Crescent Ballroom where we held a fundraiser to help send my daughter Nyah to Europe for a 3 week tour with the Arizona Embassadors of Music. The Day Drinkers kicked it off and then were joined by an all-star cast of characters including Jon Rauhouse, Mark Zubia, Mikel Lander, Betsy Ganz, Nolan McKelvey, Robert Perez, Chip Hanna and Jayson James. 

Be sure to join up and check into the JBDD Watering Hole over in facebook land!




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.

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