WORLD RECORDS
2815 F Street
Bakersfield, CA. 93301
661-325-1982

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Jim Messina
Saturday April 13, 2024

Jim Messina
An undisputed expert in the fine art of making hit music, Jim Messina’s legacy of musical genius spans five decades, three super groups, a vibrant solo career and scores of producing and engineering credits.
Live and Onstage
@ World Records Saturday April 13, 2024

Touring the country and playing sold-out shows, Jim says that he’s enjoying discovering who he is, where he’s been and, most significantly, where he’s going.


Jim Messina
Albums now at World Records!

 

Jim Messina In The Groove

After a series of celebrated solo acoustic tours, Jim formed a band made of acclaimed musicians who have played with him at various points in his career.  

His latest release, In the Groove, includes selected hits from all three of Jim’s previous bands, as well as several of his solo works.

While acting as producer/audio engineer for Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Buffalo Springfield, Messina ultimately joined the band as its bass player. When “the Springfield” disbanded in 1968, Jim and fellow bandmate Richie Furay formed Poco. With Jim on lead guitar, Poco defined a new musical genre, Country Rock.

After three successful albums, Jim was ready for a change and left to return to his passion for producing music. He signed as an independent producer with Columbia Records.

In November 1970, Columbia asked Jim to work with an unknown Kenny Loggins. While helping Kenny get ready for a record and touring, the two discovered that they worked well together and Jim agreed to sit in on Kenny’s first album. Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin’ In was released in November of 1971 and an accidental duo was formed.

Over the next seven years, Loggins & Messina released eight hit albums, had scores of hit songs and sold over 16 million albums. They had become one of rock’s most successful recording duos ever, but it was time for the duo to go their separate ways.

The 21st century has seen several Loggins & Messina reunions. “Kenny and I have gotten together a few times over the years. We have mutual respect for each other. We toured in 2005 and again in 2009. Back in 2018 we performed as part of a fundraiser for our good friend George Hawkins.” Hawkins was a well-received bass player who spent several years with Loggins, lending his musical talents to such artists as John Fogerty and Richard Marx. Jim and Kenny recently performed at the famed Hollywood Bowl.

 

He admits his focus has changed over the years. “I absolutely enjoy my life now. I love where I’m living now. I love my wife. We’ve been together over two decades now. I love my family.”

How does the iconic singer songwriter keep busy now. “I still perform. It’s a part of me that’s hard to let go of. I enjoy playing live for fans who want to see me.

The very durable and entertaining Jim Messina will bring his live show to World Records to have so much fun on this stage, in this setting, with everyone who will be here!


Jim Messina
– Live and Onstage

@ World Records Saturday April 13, 2024! 


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WORLD RECORDS – 2815 ‘F’ Street  Bakersfield, CA 93301 – 661-325-1982
Where Music Matters Most since 1982