Based in Omaha, Jim’s Bait Shop is a high energy piano and percussion duo that performs both original music and unique covers. The duo’s mix of up-tempo rock, infectious grooves and impassioned ballads has entertained packed houses all over the Midwest.
Growing up in Sioux City, percussionist Ryan McDonald took an early interest in drumming which lead to his study of Musical Performance at the University of Northern Iowa. Vocalist and classically trained pianist, Jim Hartnett played early and often in his childhood home of South Sioux City. The two share eclectic musical interests and influences, ranging from legends Paul Simon, The Beatles, Elton John, and Bob Seger to newer talent, in Ben Folds, Dave Matthews, Muse, and Cold War Kids.
Check out Jim’s Bait Shop for first-class songwriting, re-imagined hits, familiar classics, and general good times.