Jim Briggs

musician, singer, songwriter

As seen at…

58 York American Restaurant, Hatboro · Bordley House, West Chester · Chadd’s Ford Winery · Community Cup Coffeehouse, Rutledge · Diving Cat Studio, Phoenixville · Duffer’s Tavern, Glen Mills · Eagle Tavern, Chester Springs · Fiddler’s Green, King of Prussia · Four Dogs Tavern, West Chester · Grounds For Music, Coatesville · Gypsy Saloon, Conshohocken · J.D. McGillicuddy’s Pub, Wayne · McKenzie Brew House · McSorley’s, Ardmore · Melodies Cafe, Ardmore · New Leaf Club, Bryn Mawr · Northstar, Philadelphia · Southern Cross, Conshohocken · Stephen’s on State, Media · Tavola, Springfield · The Tin Angel, Philadelphia · Whole Foods (Devon) · Wilson Farm Park, Wayne · World Cafe Live · WSTW Hometown Heroes

And soon to be seen at…

03/17/19, 1:00pm. at JD McGillicuddy’s
Address: 473 Leverington Ave. Philadelphia, PA
St. Patrick’s Day with Pat O’Shea, Eric Schreiber and Scot Silver.

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The Fugitives

Jim Briggs and The Fugitives plays traditional, classic and modern country music. Whether your taste is old school Johnny Cash or Waylon Jennings, or tends toward modern country like Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, or Keith Urban, you’ll find something to like in our music.

Jim Briggs and The Fugitives are available for booking throughout Pennsylvania’s Delaware Valley area. For more information, please contact us.

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The Fugitives is best experienced as a four-piece band (guitar, bass, drums and lead guitar), but is also available as a trio (guitar, bass, and drums). It is also possible to book a duo or solo performer. Contact us for help in determining what size band is right for your venue.

Eric Schreiber


Eric Schreiber is a Philadelphia area-based musician and composer who performs regularly in numerous groups and has released several CDs and DVDs. He is currently a member of ‘The Chuck Anderson Trio’, ‘The Nerve’ and with ‘Shades of Silver’, and has worked as a freelance studio bassist, covering country, rock, jazz, commercial jingles, TV themes, and more.

Eric studied bass performance and theory with world renowned bassist, John Patitucci (Chick Corea Elektric Band, Wayne Shorter, etc) and local jazz great, guitarist Chuck Anderson. A Performance Major at West Chester University from 1987 to 1991, Eric has composed music for a wide variety of instrumentation and styles.

Pat O'Shea

Pat O’Shea earned a BA Degree in Music Performance from Slippery Rock University. Since then he has performed on drumset in a variety of musical situations including Jazz combos, rock bands and country bands. He also plays Djembe and other hand percussion in acoustic musical settings. Pat frequently plays drums and percussion for school musicals and is a snare drummer for Philadelphia Fife and Drum. He has recently had articles published in the Percussive Arts Society, and Modern Drummer magazines.

He is currently a freelance performer, teacher, and writer in the Philadelphia area.

Scot Silver

Guitars / Vocals

Scot is the lead guitar for the group, and brings years of experience in many musical genres. Whether it’s old-school country, blues, or a rock or even jazz-inspired lead, Scot is ready to provide just what is needed for that perfect sound, every time.

Sample Songs

About "The Fugitive"

This is an original song in the “outlaw country” genre, featuring the full band.

About "Folsom Prison Blues"

Possibly Johnny Cash’s most famous song. This is a song that even people who can’t name a single country music song can sing along to. This recording features The Fugitives as a trio, with one guitar, one bass and drums.

About "Guitars, Cadillacs"

This song launched Dwight Yoakam’s career. This recording features the full band (including lead guitar).

Sample Setlist for The Fugitives

  • It’s 5:00 Somewhere (Jackson)
  • Hold My Hand (Hootie & The Blowfish)
  • Mama Tried (Haggard)
  • Me & Julio Down … Schoolyard (Simon …)
  • Hurts So Good (Mellencamp)
  • Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  • Cry, Cry, Cry (Cash)
  • Summertime (Chesney)
  • Me & Bobby McGee (Kristofferson)
  • Celebrity (Paisley)
  • Amie (Pure Prairie League)
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
  • Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo (Byrd)
  • She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy (Chesney)
  • Guitars, Cadillacs (Dwight Yoakam)
  • Taking Care of Business (BTO)
  • The Fugitive (Briggs)
  • Folsom Prison Blues (Cash)
  • John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 (Urban)
  • As Good As I Once Was (Keith)
  • Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Boot Scootin’ Boogie (Brooks & Dunn)
  • Meet In The Middle (Diamond Rio)
  • Pride & Joy / Move It On Over (SRV / Snow)
  • The Truth About Men (Byrd)
  • Come Together (Beatles)
  • Summer of ’69 (Adams)
  • Take It Easy (Eagles)
  • American Girl (Petty)
  • Ain’t Too Bright (Briggs)
  • Keep Me In Mind (Zac Brown Band)
  • Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues (Croce)
  • I’ve Been Everywhere (Cash)
  • Trashy Women (Confederate Railroad)
  • Tush (ZZ Top)
  • Lonely Ol’ Night (John Mellencamp)
  • Mountain Music (Alabama)
  • Better Than This (Paisley)
  • Who’s Your Daddy (Kieth)

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