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Keep live music alive & well
Bluesin & More....
Setting the pace... an explosive performing artist !!!
Jimmy guitar Kahr - vocals , guitars , mandolin
Latest UK Album....... London based label release entitled:
FIND MY WAY HOME
Note: Album "Back in Mannheim" live in concert is available through: cdbaby.com
JIM KAHR is featured vocalist / guitarist with JIM KAHR BAND in addition to highlight SOLO ACOUSTIC shows.
Appearing on many recordings as "special guest" with other artist / producer projects and also available for studio session work. Highly accredited for his guitar chores / contributions over decades of creative innovative devotion. His refreshing style has crossed many roads, while setting the pace.
Getting to know Jimmy:
Born & bred in the great city of Chicago!!!.. Quickly became a fixture rooted in the Chicago Blues scene. Performed regularly as guitarist / vocalist with legendary recording artists: JUNIOR WELLS, JIMMY ROGERS, KOKO TAYLOR, etc....early on in his career.
Toured and recorded internationally with icon legends: JOHN LEE HOOKER / BOBBY BLUE BLAND revue orchestra
Appeared regularly at the Wise Fools Pub in Chicago / Lincoln ave location (as the "support House" band member), backing legendary artists as..... BUDDY GUY + many weekly top acts! Performed 3 memorable nights at renown venue QUIET KNIGHT as backing guitarist for world renown LIGHTNIN HOPKINS in a trio formation.
After relocating in California during early 70's , Jim backed up: Big Joe Turner, T. Bone Walker, Charlie Musslewhite, and others.
Performed at prestigious renown venues while in LA : TROUBADOUR, WHISKEY A GO-GO, CORRALE, ASH GROVE
Recorded in LA, Calif on his first debut album production, (as highly accredited guitarist) with JIMMY ROGERS, FREDDIE KING.... Album entitled:
"Gold Tail Bird " Produced by Leon Russell & JJ Cale. released on Shelter / Capitol labels
Later recorded with JOHN LEE HOOKER in Hollywood, featuring guest artists JOE COCKER + Tower of Power horns........... Album entitled:
"Free Beer & Chicken" released on ABC / MCA labels
Recorded album "Mellow Dee" with CHARLIE MUSSLEWHITE on a German label, as featured guitarist / co producer.
Nationwide touring & recording with Blues renown icons: JOHN LEE HOOKER , BOBBY BLUE BLAND orchestra. International touring + recorded album releases with JOHN LEE HOOKER , accredited with "raving" media reviews for his guitar chores. >>>>>>Lauded as a "consummate" guitarist, published in Guitar Player Magazine by icon legends: Michael Bloomfield & Charlie Musslewhite...
JIM KAHR released several own successful albums with various labels in Europe getting solid touring support + great impressive reviews...
Earning the prestigious official recording industry award in Germany for Best Blues album of year... ..
"Incredibly Live" recorded in Berlin
Three original composition tracks selected for a Berlin film production called ...."Einmal Arizona" (Bikers touring adventure cult movie, filmed in the States).
Highlighted credits for his impressive guitar chores throughout the biography of JIMMY ROGERS book publication release entitled "BLUES ALL DAY LONG" (author Wayne Goins). Publication endorsed as "great read" by Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton, Charlie Musslewhite, Kim Wilson + other legendary artists. Liner notes contribution by a Chicago music reviewer fixture... Richard Shurman.
Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis with renown producer Jim Gaines at the wheel. Eleven powerful original tracks surfaced from these sessions. Top Memphis studio musicians / backup singers participated on these recordings. Released on UBAS UK label entitled:
FIND MY WAY HOME
Currently performing with JIM KAHR BAND... or as unplugged Solo Acoustic appearances.... Specializing in wah - wah rhythms, looping, & soloing effects + outstanding bottleneck slide open tuning techniques.
An enthusiastic endorsee of S.I.T. guitar strings Co. in Akron , Ohio
Henriksen guitar amps......