We have a great night of incredible bluegrass music planned for you on Monday, June 13, 2016!
SJARMS is very excited to have the bluegrass band, Stone Mountain Road, fronted by the award winning Resonator guitar (Dobro) player Jimmy Heffernan, performing for us as part of our June, 2016 meeting on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Medford Memorial Community Center, 21 South Main Street, Medford, NJ. Visitors $10, pay at the door. SJARMS members: no charge. For more information on membership please see the membership tab above. Other information please call 609-280-4926.
Members of Stone Mountain Road include SJARMS member Joe Jones, as well as Craig Kuhlow, Larry Hunsberger, Peter Lorch and Jimmy Heffernan.
Stone Mountain Road was one of SJARMS’ original performers back in 2010. Stone Mountain Road’s leader, Jimmy Heffernan, is one of the original SJARMS Trustees. He has given us invaluable guidance and advice over the years.
Jimmy has been an active member of the professional music industry for over 40 years. He is a highly respected Nashville session player, sideman, and producer. He is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, an outstanding music instructor who loves to teach, and one of the true masters of the resonator guitar (Dobro®). He is a master in the recording studio and many musicians have worked with him to produce their recordings.
Early in his career Jimmy was a member of several bluegrass bands including Raintree, Transatlantic Bluegrass and Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, and toured with notable musicians as Bill Keith, Red Allen, Bill Grant, Delia Bell, and Doug Kershaw, performing on resonator guitar (Dobro®), banjo, pedal steel and electric guitar.
He was an integral member of Joe Diffie’s band for nine years, touring the country and performing at every major venue as well as appearing on many television programs, among them Grand Ole Opry Live, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America and Hee Haw.
Jimmy was a member of Brad Paisley’s touring band for two years and played Dobro® on Brad’s album track “Too Country” which featured performances by George Jones, Buck Owens, and Bill Anderson.
He collaborated with legendary resonator guitar (Dobro) player, Mike Auldridge and pedal steel guitar Ace Hal Rugg with the release of the 2003 recording “The Resocasters.”
He has also performed with Mark Cosgrove and toured with Charlie Louvin of the Louvin Brothers in 2008 on the Lucinda Williams tour.
He has performed with his current band Stone Mountain Road for several years and they enjoy a large following of enthusiastic and dedicated fans!
Jimmy offers face-to-face lessons as well as online lessons which can be found at jimmyheffernan.com. He will be teaching at Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp again this year from June 19-25, 2016.
Photo Credits: Carolyn Miller