“Jim Connor is the finest olde-tyme 5-string banjo player ever”… Earl Scruggs
“He’s a Knockout!” … Leonard Bernstein
“Sand Mountain Symphony … one of America’s Landmark Musical Compositions” The SUN, Flagstaff Arizona
Song Writer, Composer, Instrumentalist, Soloist on 18 Gold and Platinum Records, Nominated for Grammy Awards. Most Famous Composition "Grandma's Feather Bed", which John Denver recorded and made world famous, Jim was a long time friend and member of John Denver's band.
Recognized as the world's greatest Olde-Tyme five string banjo player, Jim's work has also been recorded by such luminaries as John Denver, The Kingston Trio, Grand ol' Opry stars Brenda Lee and HeeHaw's Grandpa Jones, Richard and Jim, Three on a String, Redhead Express, etc.
Jim has performed with a diverse assortment of entertainers, including: Pete Seeger, Steve Martin, Barbara Streisand, Judy Collins, Donald O'Connor, Red Buttons, Phyllis Diller and Jack Benny - just to name a few.
8 Gold Records
Jim Connor is perhaps best known as a member of the New Kingston Trio and for penning the now-classic Gold Record Hit Song, “Grandma’s Feather Bed”, which was recorded by John Denver, etc.. and later by the Muppet’s Kermit the Frog!
Jim has 3 Platinum records, and 8 Gold records to his credit. Jim has been inducted into the Alabama Bluegrass Hall of Fame.
In addition to hundreds of live club, festival and theatre appearances throughout the world (68 countries, 4 continents, 5 oceans, and airspaces in every latitude on earth).
Member of The New Kingston Trio
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