Seattle-based Jim Lyon has been writing songs and performing for more than 20 years. Over time his music has crossed many genres from folk and rock to jazz and world music traditions. He has played solo and with his bands including Jim Lyon and Fifth Business and The Urban Bushmen. His music speaks to the troubled world we live in with hope for the future and an empathy for our deeper selves.

Jim Lyon

Born in Colorado Springs, CO, composer Jim Lyon began pursuing his musical interests from an early age. Years of church choir and clarinet finally brought him to the guitar at 15 and songwriting began soon after. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a music degree and released his first album, "Points of contact" in 1982. The same year he and his wife, Tamara, moved to Seattle where he continued to perform in many diverse venues throughout the Northwest including clubs colleges and major festivals. His musical influences include Bruce Cockburn, Johnny Clegg, Peter Gabriel, jazz and World Music artists from Africa and Latin America. Lyon's lyrics convey concern for the environment and human rights, interwoven with his interest in mytology and mystic traditions.

  • Member Since: 2005
  • Last Login: over 30 days ago

Albums

This Artist has 1 Album

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J Nelson K
over 30 days ago to Jim Lyon

Jim, "Ashes And Dust" ... Love It ... Your Masterful Guitar Playing Got Me From Note One ... You Captured A Great Tone For A Fine Recording ... Reminds Me Of An All Time Favorite Leo Kottke ... I See You Are From Seattle. My Dad Went To The University Of Puget Sound Back In The 50's ... My Family Was There In '62 When The Space Needle Was First Built For The World's Fair ... (:>O) ... I Was Only 4 At The Time And Had To Stay With My Aunt In Tacoma While Everyone Else Went To The Fair! ... L O L ... Best Wishes For Wherever Life & The Music May Lead You ... J Nelson K

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Jim Lyon
over 30 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments. Appreciate the feedback. New Jersey is a long throw from Tacoma in more ways than one. Enjoyed cruising through some of your songs. Kepp up the good work. Take care and keep singing!



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Steve Rice
over 30 days ago to Jim Lyon

I remember these tunes! Sounds great Jim!

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Jim Lyon
over 30 days ago

Thanks! Hope all is well in Riceville. You playing more keyes or squeeze?

Steve Rice
over 30 days ago

i'm playing keys and squeeze with equal ease!

things are well - my big news is i'm moving to Philly in January. What's new wi you?

Jim Lyon
over 30 days ago

Didn't see this until recently. Not much new except my son is about to turn 24. How about your kids? Why Philly??



Author
str.productions
over 30 days ago to Jim Lyon

hi jim, cool, just send me the mixes and i will answer any questions you may have, no problem, dave



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