Jim Lloyd Recordings

Play Guitar in 7 Days was released on September 29, 2017. The album reached #12 on AirPlay Direct on 8-30-2017, #20 on the FAR chart for September 2017, and #51 on FolkDJ for October 2017.


You can get your copy by emailing Jim Lloyd at jimlloydmusic@gmail.com.

$15 and free shipping!!!

Bluegrass Unlimited Review 

January 2018

JIM LLOYD—PLAY GUITAR IN 7 DAYS—No Label, No Number. For the cover art of this CD, Jim Lloyd used an ad that he recalled seeing in old comic books when he was growing up. He says the ad inspired him to learn to play guitar and eventually old-time banjo. With this new project, Lloyd features his thumbpick-guitar-style on most of the selections, while including a couple using the banjo. The CD kicks off with Red River Dave’s classic “Amelia Earhart.” He follows up with “Darlin’ Corey” and “Silver Bells” and there is a nice guitar solo for “Crazy.” Other selections include “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Moody River Blues,” “Columbus Stockade Blues,” “Forked Deer,” and “St. James Infirmary.” There is also a cover of Dick Feller’s comedic song “Uncle Hiram’s Homemade Beer.” Lloyd has a pleasant voice, but it’s his instrumental style that stands out. Note: the coupon on the cover is not a real offer, although he may receive a few. (www.jimlloydmusic.com)

Jim’s recording of “Silver Bells” appears on The Crooked Road’s 2017 compilation A Century of Heritage Guitar Music. Order yours as CD or download here.

The Crooked Road’s 2011 2-CD set, A Treasury of American Music, included Jim Lloyd  & the Skyliners. It can be ordered from County Sales.


Mountain Roads Recordings released Songs from my Attic by Jim Lloyd & the Skyliners in 2010. The review in Bluegrass Unlimited concluded “The combination of Lloyd and the Skyliners works well. This is a fine program by folks who just sit down, sing, and play with honesty.“Valentines’ Day” features some nice twin guitar on the break. The inclusion of Fats Waller’s “Feet’s Too Big” really shows off Rose’s bass playing and a side of Jim Lloyd that often gets overlooked by the light his personality casts. This is recommended to all fans of honest, no pretense, old-time music.” You will order the CD or downloads here.


Will Keys, Jim Decosta, and Wayne Henderson are among the mountain music heavyweights on One Night Only by Jim Lloyd & Friends, available from County Sales.

From 2005, Jim Lloyd Instrumentals demonstrates Lloyd’s range from “Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine” to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Dave Freeman in County Sales Newsletter wrote: “Lloyd has a pleasant album of instrumentals here on which he plays all the instruments, with featured lead in most cases being clawhammer banjo or fingerstyle guitar. Nice versions of BONAPARTE CROSSING THE RHINE, CANDY MAN, STANDING ON THE PROMISES, EVERGREEN & MIDNIGHT ON THE WATER.” You can order the CD here or downloads here.





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