The attraction of singer/songwriter Jimmy LaFave's music lies in his voice and vision that strikes responsive chords at the heart of folk, blues and American roots rock & roll. His discography includes 8 critically acclaimed cd's. He is also a founder and partner in Austin based Music Road Records.
Jimmy has devoted most of his life to making music, beginning as a young boy in Texas, first learning to play the drums and then moving to the guitar. Jimmy's family moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma when he was in high school, and he began his career as a singer/songwriter and never looked back. There he crafted his sound, a combination of his experiences among authentic songwriters from the tradition of Woody Guthrie. Though he has lived in Austin since 1986, Oklahoma remains a major inspiration to him and his music.
Since his move back to his home state of Texas, he has become highly respected in the Austin music scene and beyond. He has toured extensively through the U.S. and Europe, gaining a reputation for his unique voice and combination of haunting ballads and rock and roll. His live performances are not only filled with his original songs, but also those of other fellow songwriters.
His new label Music Road Records released a collection of songs from Jimmy’s back catalog in July 2010 and he is currently working on a new cd due out on Music Road in 2012.