Jim Pipkin, performing songwriter
by Jim Pipkin
(Mesa, Arizona, USA)
Jim Pipkin onstage at Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale AZ
I have performed my original songs on hundreds of stages over the years, from Nashville’s Bluebird Café to the now-defunct Union Grove Fiddler's Convention in North Carolina. I appeared by invitation at the World Folk Showcase in Washington DC, and have represented Arizona’s songwriting tradition as a guest of both the State of Arizona and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington at the FSGW’s annual Getaway at Camp Letts, Maryland.
I served proudly for many years as a Roster Artist for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, one of the finest juried arts commissions in the country.
Being the opening act for Rosanne Cash, JJ Cale, Bill Danoff, and Beth Nielsen Chapman was certainly an interesting range of experiences. I’ve recorded with Barry McGuire, Joe Bethancourt, and many others.
My original songs have been recorded by Kerrville Folk Festival co-founder Allen Damron, Arizona’s Joe Bethancourt, Portland's Haris Blackwood, and Baltimore's Sue Trainor.