There is no doubt you can trace the singer/songwriter roots in the songs of Jim McNeil, but 30 years of songwriting is a long road with lots of twist and turns. Dan Fogelburg, Bruce Cockburn, The Band...jazz fusion to americana.. it's all in there somewhere. Folk music from the New South....
New solo CD "Give Me My Wings"
His compositions have been featured alongside songs by Sting, Nickel Creek, Paul Simon and David Grey on the Village Square CD Acoustic Chill Vol. 1
Had his song "Catch Me When I Fall" recorded and released by the bluegrass band DAYBREAK
Won the 2002 MOVA Songwriting Awards
Won the 1999 Chris Austin Songwriting Competition
1999 Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Competition
Showcased 1999 LMNOP Music Conference
Selected Five Times tfor the Kerrville Folk Festival's "New Folk" series
Shared the bill with John Prine, B.B.King, Roger McGuinn and Gary P. Nunn
Released his solo album "Slow Circles"
Released a children's album "KidFolk" with the group Lincoln County
Released "A Christmas Album", a CD of instrumental guitar favorites
Recorded with Edgar Meyer, Jerry Douglas, eddie Bayer, Bil Vorndick, Sam Bush and Mark O'Connor
Has had his compositions performed on the Nashville Network
Been a "Music City News" songwriter's contest award winner
Been a featured contributor to Campus Activities Programming magazine
Performed at the "Bluebird Cafe", Nashville's famous songwriters venue
Showcased at the Carolina Community College convention
Performed at festivals, colleges and clubs throughout the South
Gave Bil Vorndick his first fly rod....... get rid of the Zebco Bil!