This Boston-based outfit combines folky political consciousness with catchy hip-hop beats along with a pop-inflected love of life. Songwriter/guitarist Jim Infantino, champion of the Country wide Academy of Songwriters’ 1995 New Musician of the entire year Award, is associated with upright bass and drums on his thought-provoking groove-pop originals. As Jim’s Big Ego, Infantino and a bunch of supporting music artists released More Music About Me as well as the live record Titanic, both from 1996, and 1998’s DO NOT GET Wise. Noplace Like Nowhere was released in fall 2000. Single outings by Infantino consist of 1993’s Strawman as well as the Globe of Particulars, which mine exactly the same groove/poetry vein as his current task.