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  • Karen Hurst

    Karen Hurst Ooltewah TN

    Love the new song and will share with mt contacts on LI

    Love the new song and will share with mt contacts on LI

  • Lance bunton

    Lance bunton Conover, ncj

    Jim u are phenominal

    Jim u are phenominal

  • Terry Wilson

    Terry Wilson Pittsboro, NC

    Hey Jim, Been a long time. I missed you the last few times at Wide Open in Raleigh. Hopefully I can catch up this year. You group sounds great ! Glad all is well with you and your family. Tommy says hello and his Bluegrass Experience.

    Hey Jim, Been a long time. I missed you the last few times at Wide Open in Raleigh. Hopefully I can catch up this year. You group sounds great ! Glad all is well with you and your family. Tommy says hello and his Bluegrass Experience.

  • Marcia Goodman

    Marcia Goodman Connecticut

    We're so excited that you'll be on faculty at Guitar & Mandolin Camp North in Charlton, Massachusetts in just over 2 weeks. Bring warm Spring weather with you, okay? For more info, check out musiccampsnorth.com.

    We're so excited that you'll be on faculty at Guitar & Mandolin Camp North in Charlton, Massachusetts in just over 2 weeks. Bring warm Spring weather with you, okay? For more info, check out musiccampsnorth.com.

  • Ken

    Ken Manhattan, KS

    Hi Jim - I've been listening to you for many years, yet not have been able to catch you performing anywhere. Hopefully you'll find your way to Kansas or near here soon! I've just relocated back here myself. I've been a guitarist a long time, and every time I pick up one of your CDs again I am impressed and gratified anew. Your work on Mist of Memory is enchanting and inspirational in my guitar playing, as is your playing with Tim Stafford and Bryan Sutton on Horseshoe Bend. Wonderful tone. Keep sharing your music with us please, and hope to see you around.

    Hi Jim - I've been listening to you for many years, yet not have been able to catch you performing anywhere. Hopefully you'll find your way to Kansas or near here soon! I've just relocated back here myself. I've been a guitarist a long time, and every time I pick up one of your CDs again I am impressed and gratified anew. Your work on Mist of Memory is enchanting and inspirational in my guitar playing, as is your playing with Tim Stafford and Bryan Sutton on Horseshoe Bend. Wonderful tone. Keep sharing your music with us please, and hope to see you around.

  • Kate

    Kate Westchester, NY

    HI, Just saw you Sat night, at our little Bluegrass Club here in NY. Thanks for driving that long highway across PA to serenade us! What a treat! We are still humming "Same Old Moon" at our house! You have such a gift. Thanks again.

    HI, Just saw you Sat night, at our little Bluegrass Club here in NY. Thanks for driving that long highway across PA to serenade us! What a treat! We are still humming "Same Old Moon" at our house! You have such a gift. Thanks again.

  • Bob Briwn

    Bob Briwn Pell City AL

    OH BOY! Flipping the channels-see 'Bluegrass underground' on PBS-turned out to be the David Grisman Trio. 30 minutes of pure bliss watching my favorite guitar picker!! Closing number was GREAT!

    OH BOY! Flipping the channels-see 'Bluegrass underground' on PBS-turned out to be the David Grisman Trio. 30 minutes of pure bliss watching my favorite guitar picker!! Closing number was GREAT!

  • Jim Amrhein

    Jim Amrhein Indpls., In.

    Hi Jim; Didn't Know You've Been In Indiana. As For Guitar To Me You're The "GREATEST"!! Looking Forward To You Being Back In The INDPLS., Area Soon!!! Your Friend; Jim

    Hi Jim; Didn't Know You've Been In Indiana. As For Guitar To Me You're The "GREATEST"!! Looking Forward To You Being Back In The INDPLS., Area Soon!!!
    Your Friend;
    Jim

  • David Denney

    David Denney Harrisonville, Missouri

    I just saw you on Bluegrass Underground. Good job!

    I just saw you on Bluegrass Underground. Good job!

  • edd skjordal

    edd skjordal benton harbor michigan

    Hi Jim, I met you at salt of the earth with my wife Jeri in fennville michigan (birthday guy) I have listened to two of the three CD I picked up that evening the two newest ones. Very nice, I hope you don't mind me covering some of your tunes as they will fit very well into my blue grass section. Digging your smooth vocals and that fancy guitar picking, nice to have met you. Thanks for not being afraid of singing about Jesus, bless you brother man. Best of luck to you edd skjordal

    Hi Jim,
    I met you at salt of the earth with my wife Jeri in fennville michigan (birthday guy)
    I have listened to two of the three CD I picked up that evening the two newest ones.
    Very nice, I hope you don't mind me covering some of your tunes as they will fit very well into my
    blue grass section.
    Digging your smooth vocals and that fancy guitar picking, nice to have met you.
    Thanks for not being afraid of singing about Jesus, bless you brother man.
    Best of luck to you
    edd skjordal

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USA 2017... 

... and so it begins.

A new year, a new era, a new introspective. New thoughts about this country, a new President, a new set of challenges. New.

I had a good 2016, and enjoyed the successes and challenges, although each presented me with opportunity to reflect on my career in ways I don't think I had thought of before. Maybe you are this way too, but I find myself always wondering if I am doing the right thing, making the best decisions.

When things are going well, it is not a big part of my thoughts. I tend…

Question: Why do women (and men) enjoy and support denigrating lyrics in music? (long-ish) 

As a musician and artist, I am always mindful of my musical efforts.  I search to find songs that express many things and offer a variety of story-lines and emotional content.  Some of it my own composition and writing, some from other sources.  It is a part of my own thoughts which reflect my upbringing and moral values.  I am a Christian.

I enjoy so many kinds of musical art for its musical content and production, the vast amount of great talent is constantly amazing to me.  I hear things that sprang…Read more

IF ONLY... 

I have wondered and wondered why things are like they are.  Why the things I feel so good about are being taken advantage of and abused by so many.  Why do folks have to get more than their fair share?  Why is it that stopping behind the white line – intended to be a place where one would stop on or just behind – is not enough?  Is there some reason that folks have to go just beyond?  Some far enough that the line may as well not exist.

As a former truck driver of many kinds but mostly 18-wheelers, I found…Read more

PIVOTAL CAREER EVENT? 

Here's a post I placed on my Facebook pages today (5/14/2015) after my Wednesday night (5/13/2015) solo performance opening for the world famous Doobie Brothers at the wonderful Music City Roots here in Franklin, TN...



Good morning FB people...

I'm feeling pretty stunned from last night's event at Music City Roots - where I performed my solo set opening for the Doobie Brothers.

Opening for the Doobie Brothers. Wow, still hard to absorb.

I couldn't have dreamed this to happen for me... my dreams are either so