jim kahr

Bluesin & More 

JIM KAHR is featured vocalist / guitarist with JIM KAHR BAND in addition to Solo Acoustic  shows. 
Appearing on many recordings as "special guest"  with other artist / producer projects and also available for studio session work.  Numerous artist credits received for his guitar chores / contributions over decades of creative devotion. His refreshing style has crossed many roads, while setting the pace.

Getting to know JIM KAHR: 

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 artists:  JUNIOR WELLS, CAREY BELL, JIMMY ROGERS, KOKO TAYLOR, SUNNYLAND SLIM, etc....early in his career. 

Toured and recorded internationally with JOHN LEE HOOKER  /  BOBBY BLUE BLAND revue orchestra

Appeared regularly at the Wise Fools Pub in Chicago  / Lincoln ave  location (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. 

After relocating in California during early 70's , Jim backed legendary artists: Big Joe Turner, T. Bone Walker, George Smith, Lowell Fulsom, Charlie Musslewhite. 

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 credited 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 + Johnny guitar Watson.... 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 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. 

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 movie, filmed in the States).

Highly credited for his guitar chores throughout the biography of JIMMY ROGERS book 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 Blues icon  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.

Currently performing with JIM KAHR BAND... or as unplugged  Solo Acoustic appearances.... Specializing in wah - wah rhythms, looping,  & soloing effects + bottleneck slide