Jimmy Mac is best known as a musician. He moved to NYC in August of 1982 and began performing as Loup Garou. The band was a fixture on the New York club scene for twenty years. Their first release, the self-titled Loup Garou (Virgin/France 1992) received a New York City Music Awards nomination for Best Album by a Debut Band. Other Loup Garou recordings include Calling All Angels (1996) 10 Wines from Job’s Vineyard (1997), and Dobbs’ Ferry (2002).
Over the years, Jimmy’s accordion style and songwriting earned him many fans and opportunities to collaborate with other artists. His credits include Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Paul Simon, Bryan Ferry, Robert Palmer, David Byrne, John Sayles, and Sesame Street.
Jimmy Mac moved to New Orleans in 2004 and began painting in the fall of 2005. He has to date completed nearly 200 canvasses. Many can be viewed at jimmymacstudios.com. Jimmy’s work has been exhibited in New Orleans at KK Projects (Allons á Lafayette, 2008); Galerie Gigi (The Mixed Bag, 2009); and Sibley Gallery (Escarpment, 2010; Côterie Louisiane 2010).
Located a few Blocks off of Frenchmen Street, stop by and gaze inside
2139 Dauphine St.
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