Jim Campilongo

Roots and Blues 2018 Performing Artist

Critically Acclaimed Guitarist

illboard Magazine has called Jim Campilongo “ an American treasure” while The New Yorker raved that “ few guitarists capture the nuances as well as Campilongo does.” Those accolades have deservedly been earned over the course of a career that now sees Campilongo celebrating the release of his tenth album of original material, Dream Dictionary, on iTunes, Amazon and fine record stores everywhere on January 21, 2014.
The prolific Bammie-winner Campilongo has been a formidable presence as a guest on dozens of recordings by other artists as well, including a contribution to Cake’s million-selling Prolonging the Magicto (most recently) providing lead guitar for Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson and the Little Willies, Campilongo’s band with Norah Jones. He’s performed or recorded alongside JJ Cale, Nels Cline, Pete Townsend, Bright Eyes, Burning Spear, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings and Peter Rowan to name a few.