If love is a chain, then Dallas singer-songwriter Jimmy Baldwin is happy to be shackled.
The musician — who by day is a top creative guru at The Richards Group — is known locally for his Americana blend of country, folk, rock and blues. He also has a wicked sense of humor. To wit, his campy new music video stars his wife of 21 years, Jane, and is called "Ball and Jane."
We asked Jimmy to explain, and he says the piece "twists a blues song, usually about breakups, into a song about love gone right."
He wanted to make the video a performance art piece that "shows how being in love makes even the most mundane day-to-day experiences more fun and exciting, from reading the paper and washing dishes at home to visiting our favorite local spots."
Indeed, part of the fun of watching the video is picking out your favorite locales. We've spotted the Kessler Theater, Wild Detectives, Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Bill's Records, Lee Harvey's, Klyde Warren Park, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Deep Ellum. Maybe you'll recognize others.
Oh, and if you like what you see — and hear — you can get much more on Jimmy's website.