Jim has one completed CD, Afterimages, which is currently out of print. He is currently at work on Playing Life By Ear, expected to be released later this year. He has also released a few singles, some of which can be downloaded on this site.


True To Me (EP) - November 2007

In 2006, Jim was asked by friend Glen Eric Reed to compose an original soundtrack for a community theatre production of Sam Shepard's True West staged by the Barley Sheaf Players in Lionville, PA. The mostly instrumental soundtrack was used before the show, during intermission, and during scene changes. The curtain call featured the one song with lyrics, "True to Me," co-written with Glen. An EP of the soundtrack is available on CD at Jim's gigs.

Track Listing

ONLY AVAILABLE at PERFORMANCES

Track List:

ACT ONE
 01 - "True To Me (Instrumental)" (J. Balcerek)
 02 - "I Don't Sleep" (J. Balcerek)
 03 - "A Couple a' Projects" (J. Balcerek)
 04 - "The Keys" (J. Balcerek)
 05 - "Chase Into The Unknown" (J. Balcerek)

ACT TWO
 06 - "The Clubs" (J. Balcerek)
 07 - "We're Partners Now" (J. Balcerek)
 08 - "Dried Up" (J. Balcerek)
 09 - "A General Lack of Toast" (J. Balcerek)
 10 - "To The Desert" (J. Balcerek)
 11 - "True To Me" (Lyrics - J. Balcerek & G. Reed; Music - J. Balcerek)

UNUSED DEMO
 12 - "Partners" (J. Balcerek)

Playing Life by Ear - October 2007

The production for this album has been upgraded a bit. Jim is now using digital multitrack recording and plays almost all of the instruments himself. After nearly five years of work, the album was released on 16 October 2007. You can view the release announcement to purchase downloadable tracks through Snocap or click below to buy the CD through CD Baby. (Note: You can save $2 by purchasing the CD directly from Jim at his gigs.)

Track Listing

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Track List:
"Playing Life by Ear (Part 1)"
 "And Life Goes On"
"Distant Echo"
 "Cozumel"
"A World I've Known"
"5:58"
"Just a Dream"
 "So Familiar"
"Invisible Man"
 "The Agent"
"Pedestal"
"Too Familiar"
"Playing Life by Ear (Part 2)"
"That Day to Come" 

Afterimages - July 2000

Jim's first solo effort, a legitimate basement recording. Without a backup band, Jim did most of the arranging using MIDI composition tools. After recording those arrangements to a four-track, he added guitars and vocals. While the production may sound a bit raw, Jim is generally happy with the treatment of the material. Half of the songs came from his collaboration with Keith Stetson, the band Gramma Fudgebottom, while the other half were new.

Track Listing

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 01 - "Transient Echo" (Lyrics - J. Balcerek; Music - J. Balcerek & M. Hefner)
 02 - "Fault Lines" (Lyrics - J. Balcerek; Music - J. Balcerek & K. Stetson)
 03 - "World Around" (Lyrics - J. Balcerek; Music - J. Balcerek & K. Stetson)
 04 - "Lakshadweep" (J. Balcerek)
 05 - "Ticket" (J. Balcerek)
 06 - "Wishing Well" (Lyrics - J. Balcerek; Music - J. Balcerek & K. Stetson)
 07 - "Pawn" (J. Balcerek)
 08 - "Evening Street" (J. Balcerek)
 09 - "The Best of Him" (J. Balcerek)
 10 - "Went Our Ways" (J. Balcerek)
 11 - "Cold Shoulder" (J. Balcerek)
 12 - "Quilt" (J. Balcerek)
 13 - "The Blinds Drawn" (J. Balcerek)
 14 - "Evening Street (Next Block)" (J. Balcerek)
 15 - "Falling" (J. Balcerek)

Singles

"Time for Christmas" (J. Balcerek) - December 2006
"Christmas Shopping" (Lyrics - J. Balcerek; Music - Trad., J. Balcerek Arr.) - December 2005
"Went Our Ways" (2002 Version) (J. Balcerek) - Spring 2002
"Time for Christmas" (J. Balcerek) - December 2000 (original version, no longer available)

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