• Jim Babjak

  • Jim Babjak radio interviews

    Smithereens guitarist Jim Babjak spoke with several radio stations in the New Jersey/New York area over the past few days, remembering his friend and bandmate, the late Pat DiNizio.

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  • Interview with Jim Babjak

    The Hustle Podcast’s latest episode is an in-depth and candid interview with guitarist Jim Babjak of the Smithereens! Jim covers many topics including the up and downs of the music business, his guitar solo in “Blood and Roses”,  the story behind his song “White Castle Blues” (a Smithereens’ fan favorite) and much more. A must-listen!

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  • The love story of Jim and Betty Babjak

    Jim and Betty Babjak were high school sweethearts who shared a Hungarian heritage, fondness for Tom Jones and Wayne Newton,  a 32 year marriage and a deep love for each other. Read about the love story of Jim and his late wife Betty as told by journalist Chris Jordan.

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  • The Betty Babjak Memorial Concert

    On Saturday October 29 founding band member Mike Mesaros will be joining the Smithereens on bass guitar for the Betty Babjak Memorial a benefit concert in honor of Jim Babjak’s late wife Betty. Also on the bill, the long awaited reunion of Jim Babjak’s Buzzed Meg and Snowblind featuring Tommy Babjak on drums.

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  • Jim Babjak named one of Jersey’s greatest guitarists

    Smithereens guitarist Jim Babjak was named one of the greatest New Jersey guitarists in a recent article by Asbury Park Press, along with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Richie Sambora, Lenny Kaye and the legendary Les Paul.

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  • Jim Babjak Interview: Living In Media

    Smithereens guitarist Jim Babjak is featured on the cover of the new issue of Living In Monmouth county magazine. In this in-depth interview he talks about his childhood and growing up in New Jersey, how the band came together, and shares some favorite stories from the road. A great interview and must-read for all Smithereens fans!

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  • Jim Babjak and Dennis Diken to play Sandy Ground Benefit Concert

    The Smithereens’ Jimmy Babjak and Dennis Diken join Bobby Bandiera, Southside Johnny and a host of other musicians for The Sandy Ground Benefit Concert in Highlands NJ, this Sunday Sept. 8 at 3pm.

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  • New Smithereens flask and T-shirts in the store

    Some very cool items have just been added to the Smithereens store. An engraved stainless steel flask with Jim “Tex Remy” Babjak’s trademark “Cheers!” insignia, and new guitar signature T-shirts available in 4 colors. Check ’em out now!

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  • Jim Babjak featured this week on “Classic Artists Today”

    Smithereens’ guitarist Jim Babjak is the featured artist the week of September 17 on the syndicated radio program “Classic Artists Today”. Tune in to hear interviews, new music and more. Check the schedule page for showtimes on a radio station near you.

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  • Amplified Melody: Interview with Jim Babjak

    Smithereens’ guitarist Jim Babjak recently talked to Christopher Levine of Eclectiblogs, where he discusses pop culture, recording “Green Thoughts”, his favorite guitars and more!

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