Jim Cidlik has been performing a variety of rock, blues and jazz in Lincoln and
throughout the country since the mid-1950's. Starting his career as a young teen playing
drums with Bobby Lowell - he got his first taste of rock and roll madness by being
chased off the stage by throngs of screaming teenagers performing at one of
the first rock shows at the newly built Pershing Auditorium.
Moving to keyboard and developing one of the finest blues-rock voices in
the country - Jim Cidlik is truly a Nebraska rock, blues and jazz legend. In the
late 60's he fronted the great "Cotton Blues Band" featuring former Eccentrics
drummer - Dave Trupp and blues guitarist George Bryan. Returning to Nebraska
in the 1970's - Jim led such legendary bands as The Tablerockers and Little
Jimmy Valentine & The Heartmurmers. Their "Live at the Zoo Bar"
album is one of the finest blues albums ever produced. His blues tinged
vocal stylings and incredible keyboard playing are legendary.