Jim Campilongo was created and raised in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and began taking part in acoustic guitar in the mid-’70s, buying his 1st acoustic guitar with Green Stamps. His 1st teacher revealed him to a multitude of music, nonetheless it was hearing Roy Buchanan that confident him to produce a living like a guitarist. By the first ’90s, Campilongo was acquiring guitar students, furthermore to using a number of groups in a number of designs. In 1990, one particular students offered him a 1959 Telecaster in trade for a few bass lessons and it quickly became Campilongo’s personal. “Playing that ’59 Tele transformed everything for me personally. It was enjoy it explained to get severe.” Around 1993, Campilongo shaped the 10 Gallon Pet cats with metal guitarist Joe Goldmark. They released their debut recording of Speedy Western/Jimmy Bryant-inspired instrumentals in 1996 and eventually documented three albums like a music group. Campilongo’s first single album emerged in 1998; the critically acclaimed Desk for just one. After a live documenting in 2000, Campilongo still left SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA for NEW YORK in 2002. There he produced his brand-new Electric Trio aswell as the tiny Willies with Norah Jones. Since 2005, Campilongo’s Electric powered Trio has already established a Monday evening residency at New York’s Living Area, where he as been became a member of on-stage by famous brands Charlie Hunter, Norah Jones, Martha Wainwright, and Nels Cline. This year 2010, Campilongo released Orange, his most wide-ranging work to date. It had been made by Anton Fier, whose resurrected Golden Palominos also have presented Campilongo. That same yr, Campilongo was honored by Fender when their custom made shop began creating a Campilongo personal Telecaster. In early 2014, he released Desire Dictionary along with his fresh trio of Chris Morrisey (bass) and Josh Dion (drums). Furthermore to playing, Campilongo still shows and can be a adding editor for GUITARIST Magazine.