Jim Nunally


A San Francisco Bay Area-native, Jim is musician, composer, record producer, and teacher. His third-generation traditional music roots began in Arkansas with his guitar-playing grandfather who taught Jim’s father, who in turn taught Jim. This pedigree contributes to his unmistakably traditional sound.

In 2007 Jim released his first solo CD Gloria’s Waltz, dedicated to his wonderful mom. It features all songs his mother likes.

Jim has released two instructional DVDs. The Art Of Rhythm Guitar: Strums, and his latest DVD, Walks and Runs, are based on over 25 years of experience teaching at music camps.

In 2005 Jim appeared alongside John Reischman on Tone Poets produced by David Grisman.

He performs with The Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally Band, The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Bangers and Grass, Dix Bruce, Keith Little.

Click here to see some of Jim’s CDs and others he has performed on.


Jim is guitarist and vocalist with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience since 2003

Jim performed with John Reischman and the Jaybirds for 15 years

Recipient of two Grammy Award Certifications

Recipient of two IBMA awards

Received two JUNO nominations with John Reischman and the Jaybirds.

Two-time Western Open Flatpicking Champion

Soundtracks for The Beverly Hillbillies Movie, Snoopy’s Reunion, and Andrew Jackson: Atrocious Saint, The Sims, and the Streets of SimCity

Some things about Jim