Jim grew in Kansas, spent four years in the military, once out he moved to southern California. He earned his living in California performing the blues through out the area and started becoming in demand as a studio vocalist.
As a songwriter Jim has several film credits and a couple of songs recorded by Edgar Winter. His credits include the film, “The Waterdance”, which starred Wesley Snipes, Eric Stoltz and Helen Hunt, in which both his song and performance were used.
Jim’s voice and guitar playing can also be heard throughout the 2010 PBS Documentary “For Love of Liberty”.
Jim moved to Colorado Springs becoming a mainstay in the regional musical scene and even owning a music club for several years. Big Jim (along with his duo partner John Stilwagen) were finalists in the 2011 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Category. Jim also won the 2012 Telluride Acoustic Blues Solo Competition.
Jim now resides in Florida where he still performs and records.
Jim’s records include his most recent release Cajun Moon He has also released Tippy’s Barnand Back in My Hometown along with several live albums
Big Jim will be my guest tonight on Front Range Radio at 9pm ET heard on KCMJ