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Jim Pipkin

For over 40 years I have, much like one of my favorite authors, Louis L'Amour, been collecting the inspiration for these songs while hitchhiking across the U.S.working whatever job I could find.

From my time in the Navy to jobs in California almond orchards and Nevada gold mines, I have attempted to write songs that tell the legend and history of the areas I've passed through.

Songs like El Tejano, the stage stop operator by day who robbed the same stage coaches at night near Picacho Peak, Dance in Coal Canyon, about a Hopi ghost and Tommyknockers, the legend of the lost souls that live in the mines.

Raised in North Carolina, I have always had a fascination for the beauty and wildness of the western states. My songs try to retell these stories with detail and sometimes humor. Currently they are played on radio stations from Arizona to Australia.

I am carrying on a family tradition of music and storytelling dating back to before the American Revolution. I am a direct descendant of Revolutionary War Patriot Jesse Pipkin and grandson of Clifton White Pipkin, a Carolina roadhouse musician during the Great Depression.

The Pipkin family has been writing and singing folk and gospel music in America since arriving at Jamestown in the late 1600s.