Although much of his career in music has been spent behind the scenes – as producer, engineer, club manager, talent buyer, music publisher, author of books and liner notes – Jim has performed and recorded as an artist in his own right, as a duo with banjo-innovator Bill Keith, as a bandmember in various folk groups, and currently as the leader of THE IRREGULARS, a confederation of Nashville singer/songwriters and session players.
A partial list follows:
FAREWELL TO THE TRACKS (2007) w/ The Irregulars
MY OWN IGNORANT WAY (2003) w/ The Irregulars
LIVIN’ ON THE MOUNTAIN (1963) with BILL KEITH on banjo, autoharp, guitar originally on Prestige/Folklore with others from the Boston/Cambridge folk scene: Joe Val, mandolin / Herb Hooven, fiddle / Herb Applin, guitar / Fritz Richmond, washtub bass
BRAND NEW TENNESSEE WALTZ (reissued on with READY FOR THE TIMES TO GET BETTER on Italian label Appaloosa, though now out of print again)
WOODSTOCK MOUNTAINS REVUE (series of 4 albums on Rounder compiled on CD in 1992)