b. 27 Apr 1945, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. An extremely respected player from the hammer dulcimer, Couza had been 21 yrs . old before he began playing electric guitar, learning music and songs through the piano in the home. The very first tune he discovered was ‘The Group Video game’ by Joni Mitchell, which got then been documented by Tom Hurry. Couza gained knowledge playing on the espresso house of the very first Unitarian Cathedral in New Bedford. He noticed his first hammer dulcimer at a global music celebration in Foxhollow, USA. He performed and was inspired by Celtic materials. Couza was around once the Youthful Tradition performed their initial tour of the united states in 1968/9. He noticed them perform on the Tri-Works, New Bedford. Jim fulfilled Ray Fisher, from the Fisher family members, and Howard Glasser, that has among the largest choices of United kingdom folk music in america. Couza found Britain for the very first time on 1 Dec 1981, for just two a few months, half which was spent documenting his first record, Brightest And Greatest, and the others on a relatively shortened tour of UK folk night clubs. He returned to the united states in Feb 1982, but quickly returned 90 days later, and it has lived in the united kingdom since then. Frequently working the celebrations and clubs in the united kingdom and the united states, his projects consist of documenting using the D’Urbeville Ramblers, which include Dave Hatfield and Pete Stanley.