For over 60 years Jim Rooney has been involved in many phases of the music business. Starting out as a performer, with banjo playing partner Bill Keith - a partnership which lasted until Bill’s death in 2015 - Jim played an important part in the folk revival of the ‘60’s. He managed the legendary Club 47 in Cambridge, Mass, and then became a Director of and the talent coordinator for the Newport Folk Festival. For the past 40 years Jim has worked in Nashville, TN as a musician, songwriter, recording engineer, Grammy-winning record producer and partner in a successful music publishing company, Forerunner Music. Jim is best known for his record production with Nanci Griffith, John Prine, Iris Dement, Hal Ketchum, Tom Paxton, Tom Rush, and Peter Rowan. In 2009 he received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Americana Music Association for his work as an engineer/producer. Recently Jim was honored by the International Bluegrass Music Association with a “Distinguished Achievement Award.”
SEVEN STARS ARTS CENTER 5126 VT RT. 14 (mailing address PO Box 216) Sharon, VT 05065 email@example.com 802-763-2334
WE ARE CLOSER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK
We are located off Hwy 89 at Exit 2. Turn west onto Rte 132 toward Sharon/South Royalton, then turn right onto Rte 14. GET DIRECTIONS
Seven Stars is the tall white building with the bright yellow doors, a short ways up on the right. The building is accessible to wheel chairs. Park in the back and enter through the lower level.