Secret Career 87-93 released 8/1/17


Secret Career is a compilation of tracks from

cassette projects released from 1987 to 1993. 

It features the talents of:

Doug Lawrence - Harmonica

Dwayne McCobb - guitar

Candy Ferner - Vocals

Janet Curci - Vocals

Tom Petersen - Vocals

Check it out at CD Baby, Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, etc.


My first CD, The Forbidden Anthems, is now on CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, et al.  Celebrate by downloading "Walk This Burden Down" as a free single, featuring Janet Curci on harmony and Marc Burroughs on mandolin. 


   Download the single


from Box of Lightning  (free)


 Freestyle now on cd baby, amazon and iTunes.  Free download of the kickoff track, "15 Minutes"!


 Free Download from Secret Career 87-93! 

Download "Friends of Mine" as my gift to you.  This track has not been released on CD before and is part of the Secret Career 87-93 collection, a compilation of songs from my cassette projects prior to the The Forbidden Anthems.



Box of Lightning released!

Well, it's here.  This record was a long time in the making.  The official release date was 11/25/15, but it feels like the real one is now, when I can make it available for listening. 

Digital distribution has placed Box of Lightning on a variety of outlets, but the sound quality of the sample clips varies.  The best are the ones on the iTunes store and the full songs heard here, streaming from my SoundCloud page via the player above.  CD Baby offers the digital version of the album in three levels of fidelity: mp3, mp3 320, or FLAC files (all the same price).  It's also the only source for the physical CD's so far.

I think of this record as a continuation of Anthems and Freestyle, but it goes to some new places too.  My next project is going to be instrumental - though not all solo guitar.  I already have the cover shot. 

In the meantime, give this one a listen.  Hope you like it!





"Secret Career 81-93" Released 8/1/17

"Secret Career 81-93" Released 8/1/17

Recent Additions

Videos: Walk This Burden Down, Mama
Just Wants to Barrelhouse All Night
Long, The Way We Love, On 78 East

SOngs: The Way We Love, One Two Three,
This Train

Images: To the People/Places Gallery

Lyrics/Creds: Secret Career 87-93


1. Select any song in the JoeTracks player, then hit the "view track" option appearing to the right of the song title.

2. The SoundCloud player will open in a separate window.  There may be a brief interruption, then the song will continue.  (If it doesn't, just hit the play button.)

3. Now that the music is going on SoundCloud, you are free to click back here and move around the site without interrupting the audio.

Exploration Allowed

Welcome to my little audio den.  We're just getting started.  I will be adding more images, lyrics, info, tablature, and songs (including unreleased tracks) in the coming weeks; so please check back often.  I'll feature a free download now and then as well.


Jim is a gifted guitarist, composer, and singer.  I got to record several of his CDs.  You can check out his LiveJournal here.


(Oh very well, if you must.)