Jim Garling

Audiences young and old enjoy Jim's incredible vocal style, his remarkable guitar skills, and the short histories and interesting anecdotes he often tells about the songs he sings.
His songs have a just right combination of old-style, acoustic western cowboy and western swing merging the sounds of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Sons of the Pioneers with the swinging feel of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys while retaining the cowboy flavor. He performs cowboy-era music and music of the cowboy movie stars as well as music of more contemporary artists who reflect on the cowboy life. He has recorded three CDs, each reflecting those styles. Jim has performed at numerous venues around the country: The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City; Western Music Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, Oklahoma; Gene Autry Oklahoma Film & Music Festival, Gene Autry, Oklahoma; Cedar Depot Memorial Celebration, Cedar, Kansas; Gene Autry Oklahoma Film & Music Festival, Gene Autry, Oklahoma; Western Heritage Days-Tom Mix Festival, Dewey, Oklahoma; Miles of Memories Country Music Festival, Hastings, Nebraska; and the Cheyenne Cowboy Symposium, Wyoming.

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