Gigging with the GMs

The idea for a 'Grandmothers' group composed of ex-members of the Mothers was first muted by Herb Cohen in 1970,

probably at Frank Zappa’s instigation.

But it was in 1980 that the band first came together to record and then to tour, kicking off in 1981 with gigs in the States

Then two tours of Europe before internal wrangling saw the group disband

Jimmy resurrected the band in the late 80's, styled the 'Austin Grandmothers' and composed of Austin based musicians

In this guise, they released the Dreams on Long Play album in 1993

Reformed, the Grandmothers toured Europe extensively during 1993 & 1994

Grandmothers 'Power Trio' toured Germany in 1997, then in 1998 the beefed-up 'European' Grandmothers toured Europe

In 2000 the Grandmothers conducted a monster tour of Europe and the US

This was Jimmy's last tour with the Grandmothers - until this time he had been the one continuous member of the 'Grandmothers' brand


An Anthology

Of Previously Unreleased


 Looking Up Granny's Dress



Official Fan Club Talk

1993 A Mother of an Anthology
1993 Dreams On Long Play1994 Who Could Imagine2000 Eating the Astoria2001 20 Year Anthology GMs Vol 1
2001 The Eternal Question2002 20 Year Anthology Vol. 21981 Paradiso Amsterdam

2008 Grandmothers

Boulder Theatre 2000