Jim Lewin is a guitar slinger and songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. He's made a name for himself as a go-to picker in Americana, jamband, and bluegrass circles as a member of several renegade rootsy acts such as Todd Snider, Great American Taxi, Lacy J Dalton, and Frank Wakefield. Lewin currently resides in Santa Cruz, CA, and has toured the world as a sideman, played on countless independent records and enjoyed national radio airplay.
As a member of alt-country favorite Great American Taxi, Lewin's songwriting has been featured on the last two releases, both of which landed in the top 10 Americana Radio charts. He also fronts his own band, Edge of the West, where he is able to showcase more of his quirky, fun originals and skillful guitar work. Edge of the West plays Americana, honky tonk and rock n' roll with a hippie Jamband flavor that will appeal to fans of Grateful Dead, The Band, Wilco and Neil Young. Members include Bill Laymon (Jefferson Starship, New Riders of the Purple Sage), Marty Carpenter (Freddy Fender, Lucky Tubb), Ken Margolis (The Choir, Big Rain) and Charlie Joe Wallace on steel (Johnny Paycheck, Cake).
Jim also occasionally appears solo and in various other musical endeavors. Some of the other big names Jim has done limited performing or recording with include heavyweights Don Was, Bill Kreutzmann, Gillian Welch, Jack Casady, Leftover Salmon, Flaco Jimenez and Peter Rowan.
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