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Jim Six: Bio

Jim Six was a full-time, professional musician for more than 10 years.

He studied songwriting the hard way, by serving stints as an award-winning broadcast journalist, a car rental agent, a debt collector, an insurance salesman, a store manager, a political campaign director, an advertising and public relations specialist, a corporate president, a radio operator and cook in the Army, a drug program coordinator and a community organizer.

The singer/songwriter worked with performers such as Tammy Wynette, Mel Tillis, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tom Rush, David Amram, Eric Anderson, Livingston Taylor, John Denver, Emmy Lou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Asleep At The Wheel, New Grass Revival, Jim Post, Mary McCaslin, Jim Ringer, Ola Belle Reed, the Star-Spangled Washboard Band, Penn & Teller and Patti Smith.

He performed extensively back then in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as in New York, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Nashville, Atlanta and Berlin, Germany.

He started out as a solo artist/writer.

Eventually, he formed a trio called Jim Six & City Limits — him on guitar, a steel guitar player and a bass player. Then, a drummer was added. Then a girl singer. Then another guitar player...and a manager...and an agent.

It was about then, in 1983, that Jim decided to call it quits. He hung up the guitar.

And didn't really touch it again for almost 23 years.

During those years, he returned to an earlier career as a journalist and was with the Gloucester County Times, later South Jersey Times, in Woodbury, NJ from March 1984 to September 2014. He wrote a feature column since 1985 and for almost 17 years covered police, fire, medical and military services.

Now he's back, writing songs and playing and singing better than ever.

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Jim has performed at
— The Philadelphia Folk Festival
— The Kutztown Good Time Arts and Music Festival
— WIOQ Days, 1976, 1977
— Pine Street Community Festival
— Rosemont Folk Festival
— the Gloucester County Folk Festival, 1976
— the Chester County, PA Folk Festival
— the Festival of American Folklife
— the Philadelphia Festival of Musicians
— the Autumn Leaves Festival
— the Widener College Folk Festival
— Flying Fresh Air Fair I

His appearances also include:
Rosemont College, Widener College, Villanova University, LaSalle College, Millersville State College, Immaculata College, Grove City College, Juniata College, West Chester State College, Beaver College, the American Bicentennial Rodeo, Winston Rodeo Awards, the Astor Theater, the "We Care" Main Point Benefit, the Main Point, the Theater Center Philadelphia, Penn's Landing, the 10th Anniversary Tribute to Progressive Rock, the Philadelphia '76 Summer Concert series, KYW-TV and Temple University.

He has also appeared on Gene Shay's folk music programs on WMMR and WIOQ, Arts Interchange on WHYY radio, Fresh Air with Terry Gross on WHYY radio, the Cherry Tree Hour, Mosaic and Homegrown on WXPN, Debut on Q on WIOQ and WGLS at Rowan University.