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"Itís impossible to nail down a specific style or genre to characterize my music.  Whether itís cover-tunes or my original songs, there are many influences in the mix.  I simply look for music that feels right for me.  I also adapt songs & arrangements that put my guitar in the spotlight.  Plus, Iím known for putting it all out there in a lively, often-animated performance that audiences never fail to find entertaining."     - JG.


Recent News - November 07, 2017

I join a chorus of heavy hearts in grieving the loss of our friend & fellow musician, Louise Damstoft-Hathaway, better known as Madam Weez.   She was a warm, wonderful, and talented gal with a marvelous voice and a super-sized heart.   While dealing with numerous bouts of cancer over several years, she both organized and took part in many benefits supporting the cure for cancer (as well as for many other causes), often while in the heat of enduring her symptoms & treatments.   The most recent of these events was the annual benefit at Up A Creek in Warren, OH, where she was the benefactor (see video clip below).   Her spirit & resilience was an inspiration.   Wishing her family strength, comfort, and peace.   RIP Weezy.


VIDEO:   The Jim Golen Trio performing some SRV at the Cancer Benefit for Madam Weez at Up A Creek (9-3-17) - Tap the play button and turn up the volume in the lower right corner.

This performance features my good friends & musicians Dave Augustine on bass and Jimmy Taylor on drums.   It was a good day all around with tons of talented & entertaining musicians, including a few excellent step-in performances by the benefactor, Louise Damstoft-Hathaway.   Kudos to her strength & resilience, and wishing her all the blessings possible.   Our thoughts & prayers are with you, Weezy.


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