This guitar legend is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time. Arlen has toured the world with countless acts and recorded with them as well. This includes artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Levon Helm, Ry Cooder, John Sebastian, Janis Ian, Eric Andersen, The Bee Gees, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Joe Bonamassa, Brent Mason, Brian Setzer, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Happy and Artie Traum, James Taylor, Kate Taylor, John Entwistle and many more. Arlen and Ry Cooder were the music consultants and behind-the-scenes players in the cult classic movie, Crossroads. Fun fact: In 1978 before just performing on SNL with Art Garfunkel; Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi invited Arlen to jam with them. Arlen taught Belushi the lyrics to "Rocket 88", which they performed that night, which became the genesis of the Blues Brothers.
Johnny Cash called Jim the best guitarist in the business. Marty Stuart pegged Jim to replace him in Johnny's band when Marty left to start his own solo career. After a number of years recording and touring the world with Johnny, Jim's good friend Albert Lee (whom Eric Clapton calls the world's best guitarist) recommended to Ricky Skaggs that he hire Jim for his band. Jim's touring schedule has taken him to over 30 countries throughout the world and he has performed with a roster of artists as diverse as Kenny Loggins, B.J. Thomas, Brooke Shields, Emmylou Harris to name just a few, at the Grand Ol' Opry, the Forum, and Royal Albert Hall. His T.V. appearances include:
Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Nashville Now, the Wogan Show on BBC TV, the Pat Sajak Show, and the Joan Rivers Show.
Award winning composer, arranger, worship leader, musician who has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall to local churches, and recorded in Nashville.
Paul Richards - composer/songwriter, producer, filmmaker, and former member of Bowen & Richards. Recorded with incredibly influential musicians such as Jim Keltner and "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow,
Tom Grassi - Nationally known worship leader, arranger, composer and performer.
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