Welcome

Thanks for stopping by. My name is Jim Cadwell. Have a look around my website and get to know me. If you want to drop me a line you can always write in the guestbook.

I'm a singer/songwriter that cites Carol King, John Fogerty and James Burton as my pop music heros. I have very diverse influences; envision Roger Miller and Lefty Frizzell’s love child listening to Chuck Berry, Buffalo Springfield, Blind Blake, Muddy Waters, Spade Cooley and Merle Travis on the radio while Richard and Mimi Fariña babysit. I've been mostly associated with acoustic music as a long time member and co-founder of the Bluegrass/Americana group "The Prairie Wheels" which included George Rothenberger and Russ Rayfield as core members. > Associated with The Wheels at various times were Janine Kemmer, Kitty Gunn, Dave Tousley, Steve Howard and Mark Brier on bass, and Rick Anderson on guitar and banjo. Before focusing on acoustic sound I played guitar with "Lake Street Legend" a cover band that embraced the sound of the early Stones with emphasis on blues, soul and Motown.

 

Influences:

In no special order: Buffalo Springfield, Carol King, Rick Nelson, James Burton, Sam Cooke, Dylan, The Beatles, The Stones, Elvis, The Byrds, The Mamas and Papas, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Lefty Frizzell, The Band, The Allman Brothers, Irving Berling, Frank Oliveri Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Bob Wills, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Albert King, Albert Collins, Del Shannon, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Linda Rondstadt, Emmylou Harris, Bill Monroe, Flatt and Skruggs, The Dead, Jorma Kaukonen, Jefferson Airplane, Mike Bloomfield, Chips Moman, Dan Penn, Ry Cooder, Jim Croce, Steve Goodman, The Lovin' Spoonful, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs, Ernest Tubb, Loggins & Messina, Poco, Woody Guthrie, Mississippi John Hurt, Asleep at the Wheel, Patsy Cline, The Eagles, Delbert McClinton, Hot Rize