About Me

“Life is the open road”

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Influenced by life, love and the pursuit of the perfect song is what best describes my passion. I’ve been a musician and story teller for most of my life but seriously began writing and performing as a student in high school. While there, I honed my chops in creative writing, music theory, choir and performing in 80’s hair metal bands. All the while keeping my goal to one thing: writing songs that cross barriers and mean something.

I’ve since discovered a more serious writing muse within myself and have been putting “pen to paper” as the mood strikes (which seems to be more and more frequently). I tend to write about a lot of different topics but get my biggest joy in getting to re-live the experiences I’ve had growing up in a small town and poking fun at myself.

me1I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing artists and musicians about their own projects and passions. You can read my Guitar World articles by clicking here.

I’ve also recently published my first children’s book and am hard at work on my first novel. Everything a day at a time. To me, it’s spiritual catharsis.

Thanks for checking out my blog. If you care to, please sign up and subscribe or follow me on Twitter @JimEWood. I look forward to your comments.

And now, sit back and enjoy the ride.

  1. theresa hughart

    i never really knew you jim …i’m starting to get the picture ,you are very interesting …so not like your brother !

  2. Finding a post about your Survivor article on the Survivor FB page broght me here. Being a rocker from “back in the day” and even before I have to admit, I just love reading about other people sharing the same journey in the search for music to ‘free your soul.’ Loved the post.

    Then I saw your pierogi (we never used the extra “e” at the end) post…and had to laugh. A staple of my life, even today. But we have a lot of homemade ones around here, quite different from Mrs. T’s.

    Look forward to reading more of your observations. And as I like to say…the joy’s in the ride.

  3. just read your tweet on your resolution for 2012…get rich or die mayan. as i still can’t bring myself to actually tweet…although i think i’m getting close, here are my thoughts on the end of the world http://katstheory.blogspot.com/2009/10/end-of-world.html

    god help us….or not.

  4. Hey Jim, have you seen this yet? Check out the vid.

    http://katstheoryofmusic.blogspot.com/

    Very tasty.

  5. Dear James,
    I’m a journalist from Los Angeles… I write for Rock Bands of L.A. com.. I saw your interview with Scott Holiday and he’s probably the best guitarist to come out of L.A. since Eddie and Slash…check out our piece and hopefully we can share bands we like.
    Jeff Laufer

    http://www.rivalsons.com/

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