Haling from a small town in the Hudson Valley, NY. area Jim Ledford has been a professional guitar player and performing musician for over two decades. During his early stage of his career(1980s) was labeled as a very seasoned guitarist. Radio spots were an enjoyable gig for him in the late 80's and 90's. During the 1990's Jim had the pleasure of working with, and recording projects for the audio visual department at the United States Military Academy, West Point NY. He also played warm up for many classic rock acts throughout his career. To name a few would be Foghat, and Three Dog Night. Jim played many venues in the Tri-State area during his longtime career. He has also recorded privately for many professional artists. Jim always contributes time to a limited number of students for private guitar lessons producing fine guitar players on the east coast and NY area.
Fall 0f "09" will also bring something new to the NY music scene. Jim will be slotted in as an instructor at the Garrison Art Center located on the banks the grand Hudson River. Where he initiated the actual music instructional program as there was none prior. Jim has developed his own customized method of teaching guitar with a 100% success rate! He taught guitar at the NY Academy Of Music during the summer rock camp sessions in "07". Currently Jim is doing audio/video demo work for major industry guitar,effects,amp,speaker, and pickup companies. Jim has full endorsement agreements with BABICZ, CT Music Straps, Cleartone Guitar Strings Peavey, Electro Harmonix Jim Dunlop/MXR Effects,Cort Guitars,Arbor Guitars,Spencer Guitars,Coffin Cases LLC, Steve Clayton Custom Guitar Picks, and has a personal artist agreement with DiMarzio Pickups. Jim holds a full membership as a song writer with ASCAP.
His EP/CD was released spring "2012" The CD will display some great instrumental fusion/progressive guitar work!!