Jim Johnson Music

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Jim was born and raised in Northern Virginia in a house full of music.  He began playing guitar in his early teenage years, and eventually added banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and several other instruments to his musical addiction.


Later, after raising a family and a career in telecommunications, he became intrigued with songwriting and joined the Songwriters Association of Washington, serving five years on its board of directors.  In 2005, he released a solo CD titled "Horseshoes and Hand Grenades" containing 16 original songs.  That same year, he was a founding member of  the singer/songwriter trio, "Harley String Band" recording three CD's and receiving two Wammie nominations with that group.



In November of 2022, he joined the Folk/Americana group, "Shenandoah Run."



He released his second solo CD in early 2023 titled "Universal Citizen" containing 15 original songs.


Radio promotion sheet by Art Menius for "Universal Citizen" _________________________________________________________________________________________________