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.
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.
Jim’s bio coming soon…
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 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.
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).
Please note that the following list contains all confirmed events for Jim. Please see the event descriptions for the names of bands, music genres, etc.
Sophomore appearance for St. Patrick’s Day. Join …. Pat O’Shea – djembe/bodhran Jim Briggs O’Shea – guitar/vocals Scot Silver O’Shea – guitar/vocals Irish Classics, Irish Rock and Classic to Current Rock * Special guest dancers from the McDade Cara Irish Dance School
- 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)