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, etc. early on in his career.
Toured and recorded internationally with artist 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 more featured renown artists.
Performed 3 memorable nights at renown venue QUIET KNIGHT as backing guitarist for legendary LIGHTNIN HOPKINS in a trio formation.
After relocating in California during early 70's , Jim backed legendary artists: Big Joe Turner, T. Bone Walker, 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 accredited guitarist) with JIMMY ROGERS, FREDDIE KING
"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
"Free Beer & Chicken"
released on ABC / MCA label
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 movie, filmed in the States).
Highlighted credits for his 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).