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Jim Soldi - The list of artists that Jim Soldi has played with is a Who's Who of Country music. It includes Johnny Cash (4 years), Ricky Skaggs (2 years), Johnny Paycheck, Waylon Jennings, Skip Ewing, and even Brooke Shields. A native of San Diego, Jim began his musical career at the age of five. A veteran performer, songwriter, and sought after studio musician, Jim is a past recipient of the CCMA Musician of the Year Award.

Jim's touring schedule has taken him to over 40 countries throughout the world and he has performed at the Grand Ol' Opry, the Forum, and Royal Albert Hall. His T.V. appearances include: Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Nashville Now, the Wogan Show on BBC TV, the Pat Sajak Show, and the Joan Rivers Show.

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Influences:

Everything from jazz & swing violinists (like my dad, Andrew "Cactus" Soldi), to electric guitarists Albert Lee, Brent Mason & Howard Roberts, steel guitarists Curly Chalker, Buddy Emmons, & Doug Jerenigan, the acoustic styles of James Taylor, Doyle Dykes, and Ricky Skaggs, and my personal recording heroes, Jack Hale, Alan Sanderson and mad genius Kevin Gilbert.

to his busy playing schedule, he also owns and operates a recording studio, The OutHouse, and digs his wife Sharon and his dogs Alton and Rogan, always in that order.

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