Jim has played blues guitar since the 1960’s when he first heard the Chicago blues greats, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. He has played solo country blues and performed in various blues bands in the Piedmont of North Carolina. A founding member of the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, he hosted the “Blues Hangover” on WNAA radio for over 25 years, before retiring in 2016. He was the guitarist for Martha and the Moodswingers, the Melva Houston Blues Band, and the Red Road Blues Band.
Besides his interest in old-school Chicago blues, he performs gypsy jazz regularly with The Minor Swing Band.