Jim Johnson Music

Welcome to


Jim was born and raised in Northern Virginia in a house full of music.  He began playing guitar in his early teenage years, and eventually added banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and several other instruments to his musical addiction.


Later, after raising a family and a career in telecommunications, he became intrigued with songwriting and joined the Songwriters Association of Washington, serving five years on its board of directors.  In 2005, he released a solo CD titled "Horseshoes and Hand Grenades" containing 16 original songs.  That same year, he was a founding member of  the singer/songwriter trio, "Harley String Band" recording three CD's with that group.



In November of 2022, he joined the Folk/Americana group, "Shenandoah Run."



He released his second solo CD in early 2023 titled

"Universal Citizen" containing 15 original songs.



Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2022:

"Continental Divide" Third Place Overall

"Continental Divide" Gold Award, (Americana)

"Dying Man's Blues" Finalist, (Blues/Jazz)


Great American Song Contest 2012:

"Deepwater Requiem" Finalist (Folk/Americana)

(co-written with Stephen R. Coffee.)


Great Lakes Songwriting Contest 2011:

"Maximon" Semi-Finalist (co-written with Stephen R. Coffee.)


Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2009:

"When a Tree Falls" Finalist (Adult Contemporary)


Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2007:

"Opposable Thumbs" Honorable Mention (Children's Music)


Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2006:

"The Courtship of Miss Mouse" Finalist (Country)

"The Courtship of Miss Mouse" Honorable Mention (Children's Music)

"Listening Blues" Honorable Mention (Jazz/Blues)


Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2005:

"Now It Won't Be Long" Honorable Mention (Country/Bluegrass)


Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2004:

"The Pride of the White Star Line" Finalist (Folk)

"Red and Rebel Gray" Honorable Mention (Open)


Website Created & Hosted with Doteasy Web Hosting Canada