Jimmy Wolf - Guitar and vocals
Jimmy Wolf is an award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist who brings a new and exciting energy to the world of blues and rock. He takes the Delta-Chicago blues, 50s rock, and R&B, and mixes these genres with chainsaw guitar and over-driven voice to create a soulful music experience.
Jimmy has toured with many of the great names in blues over the years, including Jimmy "Fast Fingers" Dawkins, Bill Doggett, and Larry "Texas Flood" Davis. He has shared the stage with a number of blues legends—Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Albert King, Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, Millie Jackson, and Little Johnny Taylor. On the Rock side, Jimmy has opened or shared the stage with The Ramones, James Montgomery, Dickey Betts, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad , Blood, Sweat and Tears, Dixie All-stars, Blackfoot, Jeff Healy, Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson. Jimmy lived in Memphis for several years and was a regular on Beale St. playing the clubs and Handy Park with bands consisting of Big-T, Jimmy Ellis, Fred Sanders, Jerome Miller, Ringo Jukes, Harry Bridgewater, Big Jerry, and Levi Williams.
Jimmy is a Turtle Clan Mohawk from upstate New York. In 2008, he was awarded a "First Nations Composer & American Composers Forum Grant for Outstanding Performance and Lasting Contribution” and was honored with "Best Blues Release" at the 10th annual Native American Music Awards for his "Deep Downtown" CD which contains the single "LIFE" that is featured in the Native Indie film " The Heart Stays." In November 2014, Jimmy was awarded “Best Male Artist” of the year at the 15th annual Native American Music Awards for his "Tribute To Little Johnny Taylor" CD. On May 3rd, 2015 Jimmy was inducted into the New York State Blues Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Oneida, NY.
Jimmy is known as a “Local Blues Legend” in his home territory of upstate New York and tours nationally with his band, The Jimmy Wolf Band.