Jim Stubblefield, a native Californian, began playing guitar seriously in high school where he studied rock guitar styles with world renowned transcriber Wolf Marshall. He then went on to study jazz guitar with well known jazz educator Jody Fisher. During his college years Jim's guitar influences included jazz guitarists Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin and rockers Yngwie Malmsteen, Alex Lifeson, and Randy Rhoads.
After graduating from college, Jim was introduced to Kuwaiti oud
player Waleed Hamad. While writing and performing with Waleed, Jim
became enthralled by the acoustic guitar and began listening to artists
such as Shakti, Strunz & Farah, and Vicente Amigo.
Jim released the nylon string acoustic guitar driven Cities of Gold
in 1997 followed by 1998's Rhythm of the Heart. Jim's music also appears
on 1998's Neurodisc/Priority Record's Pure Flamenco: Nuevo Flamenco
Passion compilation along with such artists as Ottmar Liebert and Govi.
Jim's two most recent solo efforts include Guitarra Exotica (2007) and
Inspiracion (2010). Reverbnation