Jim Newsom

Jim Newsom is an award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is well known and highly regarded throughout southeastern Virginia. He currently performs regularly in a duo with keyboardist Gail Keller Smith. With the addition of drummer Rick Jebavy, they become Jim Newsom and the Cloudless Sky.

Their concert repertoire draws primarily from Jim’s catalog of original songs, particularly material from the three CDs he recorded and released over the last four years, with a sprinkling of classy, classic songs from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Elton John, James Taylor, Van Morrison and The Beatles.


Jim Newsom and the Cloudless Sky

Jim Newsom, Gail Keller Smith and Rick Jebavy
live in concert – May 18, 2019:


Jim Newsom and the Cloudless Sky


New Set of Dreams was released worldwide on October 12, 2018:



“The gold standard for songwriting.”
Michael Crockett, Nashville Songwriters Association International

“The greatest live performance I have ever seen by a local musician.”
Sandy Adcock, musician and artist


“Relentlessly positive…a carefree feeling like a day spent
hiking in the hills or strolling on the beach.”
Paul Shugrue, WHRV-FM

“The original songs, about love, life’s choices and feeling good,
have a go-down-easy, James Taylor-Joni Mitchell, flower-power vibe.”
— Craig Shapiro, The Virginian-Pilot

“A local legend.”
— Coast Live, WTKR-TV






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