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JIM KAHR is featured vocalist / guitarist with JIM KAHR BAND in addition to Solo Acoustic shows.
He also appears on recordings as "special guest" for other projects and is available for studio session work with numerous artist credits to date.
Getting to know JIM KAHR:
Born & bred in the great city of Chicago... Quickly became a fixture in the Chicago Blues scene. Performed ongoing gigs as guitarist / vocalist with legendary artists: JUNIOR WELLS, CAREY BELL, JIMMY ROGERS, KOKO TAYLOR, SUNNYLAND SLIM, etc....early in his career.
Appeared regularly at the Wise Fools Pub / Lincoln ave (as HOUSE band member), backing Blues legends as: JOHN LITTLE JOHN, BUDDY GUY, JIMMY ROGERS, JOHNNY YOUNG, etc . Performed 3 memorable nights at renown venue QUIET KNIGHT as backing guitarist for LIGHTNIN HOPKINS, WILD CHILD BUTLER & SAM LAY "highlight" show.
Relocating in California, Jim backed artists: Big Joe Turner, T. Bone Walker, George Smith, Lowell Fulsom, Charlie Musslewhite.
Performed at renown venues in LA as: TROUBADOUR, WHISKEY A GO-GO, CORRALE, ASH GROVE
Recorded in LA, Calif his first album as highly credited guitarist with JIMMY ROGERS, FREDDIE KING. Album entitled: Gold Tail Bird
Later recorded with JOHN LEE HOOKER in Hollywood, featuring guest artist JOE COCKER: Album entitled: Free Beer & Chicken
Recorded album MELLOW DEE with CHARLIE MUSSLEWHITE on a German label, as featured guitarist.
Nationwide touring & recording with Blues icons: JOHN LEE HOOKER , BOBBY BLUE BLAND orchestra.Toured internationally + recorded album releases with JOHN LEE HOOKER , while receiving "raving" media reviews for his guitar chores.
JIM KAHR released several own successful albums with various labels in Europe along with solid touring support.
Earning the prestigious official recording industry award in Germany for "best album of year"..."Incredibly Live"
Credited for his guitar chores throughout the biography of JIMMY ROGERS book release entitled "BLUES ALL DAY LONG" (author Wayne Goins). Publication endorsed by Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton, Charlie Musslewhite, Kim Wilson + other legendary artists.
Currently performing with JIM KAHR BAND... or as unplugged Acoustic with other guest artists.Specializes is wah - wah rhythm & soloing effects + bottleneck slide