This is not goodbye forever. It’s merely a relocation. At least, it is for those of us who deeply appreciate Jim Eno‘s work behind the scenes, and undoubtedly the vital role he’s played in an incredible band with a reach far beyond Austin. The AMM’s just gonna be blunt and say: It sucks when one of your favorite people moves away, but it’s just another chapter in the story.
So, you may have heard by now that Eno is making the move back to his home state, Rhode Island. Looking back at everything he’s done, you’ll notice he plays it low key and does his thing without much fanfare or attention. The co-founder and drummer of Spoon is also a highly respected producer who’s worked with a ton of artists at his studio Public Hi-Fi, and he’s the founder of Project Traction, a mentorship boosting the careers of female and non-binary musicians in production and recording.
Naturally, a badass like this deserves a big sendoff party, and that’s exactly what Eno’s getting – though he’d probably insist on people not making a fuss. I WANT MORE: A Salute to Jim Eno + Public Hi-Fi happens tonight, Monday June 5, at Antone’s. Doors at 7 p.m., and it’s a super secret line-up only to be revealed at the show. Even Jim doesn’t know who’s playing. Proceeds from the celebration support Project Traction.
Speaking of which, today’s AMM features a Project Traction single produced by The Suffers’ Kam Franklin and performed by The Vapor Caves, “Sacrifice.” It’s inspiring to see this idea grow and evolve into a game-changer. There’s more on the way. And from your AMM host, a woman and producer, endless gratitude and respect for the person who launched the program, and continues to be an inspiration himself. Thanks, Jim.