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Jim Ragland / Bio

Jim has been a professional musician, arranger, producer, composer, sound designer, and teacher for 40 years. Here he plays the guitars, lap steel, mandolin, harmonica, banjo and electric bass, and (except Aaron Clift), produced. The artist, if not Jim, is indicated.


In the late 70s, Jim played folk-rock in NYC at places like Folk City etc, then went into theater and had a 30 year career as a musical composer and sound designer, largely based out of Seattle. Credits include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway production of The Kentucky Cycle starring Stacy Keach, hundreds of other shows, from Greek tragedies to children's theater, from fringe to The Kennedy Center, and major productions at many of America's top regional theaters, most recently Death of a Salesman at South Coast Rep.

You can hear his theater music at www.musicues.com

In 2006, Jim left Seattle University, where he had been teaching guitar, bass and studio production for ten years, and began producing other songwriters as well as his own songs, then playing clubs as a singer/songwriter, first in Seattle, Portland, Nashville, and Los Angeles. In 2011, he moved to Austin and has been playing hotels, wine bars etc, regularly for a while, but less and less lately. He has a home studio in Pflugerville.


2005 Gregory Falls Award for Sustained Acheivement in The
Theater, Theater Puget Sound, to one individual each year

Argossy Award (Seattle)

Jefferson Award (nom) (Chicago)

Bay Area Critic’s Award (nom) (San Francisco)

Footlight Awards (Seattle Times)1998, 1999, 2000, 2002

CONTACT: slimchanse@gmail.com

General Info

Band Members
Jim Ragland - Multi-Instrumentalist
Artist Name
Jim Ragland
Profile Page
Americana / Instrumental / Other

Contact Info

Pflugerville, TX

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