Thunderfoot

Hobo Jim

Thunderfoot is Hobo Jim's first album and samples true flavor of Alaskan Americana from iconic songs such as the Iditarod Trail, to the blithe sea shanty The Dramamine Fisher, and the touching Beauty of You.

The name “Thunderfoot” was given by a fan for Hobo's foot stomping through many shows on many stages, sometimes stomping so rigorously he became somewhat renowned for breaking stages in his youth. As it was an iconic name it seemed fitting for an album title. This is Hobo's first recording and by far one of his most "Alaskan". An excellent album for any fan of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and other folk musicians.

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Lost and Dyin' Breed

Hobo Jim

Hobo Jim's second album is filled with true Alaskan songs leading with "The Great Alaska Railroad" and including the touching "Grandpa Hunted Coon" written for his son about carrying on family tradition.

This is Hobo's second album and has many true Alaskan songs on it. The album leads off with fan favorite "The Great Alaska Railroad" and encompasses numerous aspects of Alaska living. It includes some of his most famous songs such as "Grandpa Hunted Coon" about carrying on family tradition, "Lost and Dyin' Breed", and more esoteric songs about Alaskan living such as "The Shaman's Song".

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Where Legends Are Born

Hobo Jim

Where Legends Are Born is Hobo's third album which has many of his classic and iconic Alaskan and Americana songs such as the title song Where Legends Are Born, the heartfelt love ballad inspired by his wife Backwoods Girl, and other more sea shanties.

This album is largely one of Hobo's favorites and has many of his most recognizable songs such as the title song "Where Legends Are Born", "Wild and Free", "The Cannery Call", "Songbird", and many more. A must have for any fan of Americana and any folk music aficionado from Alaska's State Balladeer.

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A Collection

Hobo Jim

From Alaska's own state balladeer, a collection of Hobo's most famous songs illustrating true Alaskan life.

A compilation of true Alaskan folk music, this collection features the most requested songs from Where Legends are Born, Thunderfoot, and Lost and Dyin' Breed. The quintessential Hobo Jim collection.

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The Wilderness Way

Hobo Jim

Hobo Jim is an Alaskan legend. After many years of working in Alaska as a commercial fisherman, logger, as well as cowboy, Hobo took to writing songs about his occupations and wilderness lifestyle.

True Alaskan music by Alaska's own state balladeer, Hobo Jim.

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Woodsmoke

Hobo Jim

True alaskan music by Alaska's own state balladeer, Hobo Jim.

Hobo Jim is an Alaskan legend. After many years of working in Alaska as a commercial fisherman, logger, as well as cowboy, Hobo took to writing songs about his occupations and wilderness lifestyle.

Hobo has gathered a multitude of fans across the state of Alaska and among it’s visitors.

In 1994, the state legislature and governor of Alaska named Hobo Jim “Alaska’s state balladeer.”

Jim now performs regularly throughout the state of Alaska, as well as across the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia and he recently returned from performing for the troops in Afghanistan.

Hobo Jim will headline this year’s Alaska state Fair as usual. His other headline credits include the Telluride Bluegrass festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival.

Jim has recorded six albums as well as three children’s records.

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Songs of the Alaskan Fisherman

Hobo Jim

This is a compilation of Hobo Jim's songs about the life of fisherman in Alaska, inspired by both his own experience and tales told by fellow fisherman.

This is a compilation album featuring all of Hobo Jim's songs about fishing and fisherman in Alaska. The album was remastered and has an updated sound allowing both newcomers and previous fans to get something out of this incredible compilation. The album features everything from the ghost story "Lady Lee" to the heartfelt "Old Anchor Bar" and is a must have for Hobo fans.

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My Wild and Wolfen Ways

Hobo Jim

Hobo Jim's long awaited studio album is a trip to the wilds of Alaska with songs like "I Am Alaska", "My Wild and Wolfen Ways", and "The Tracker", as well a a journey through the folk country of America with titles such as "Ramblin" and "Summer Hay".

This is Hobo Jim's long awaited studio album. This album represents years of work and staying true to his roots as Alaska's State balladeer, as well as taking the listener on a lyrical journey through American folk. Hobo was able to collaborate with long time friend Janis Ian on the song "Guardian Angel". He was also fortunate enough to have Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Pat Flynn, and Rob Iykes back on his new album. Jim worked with several other talented musicians on the album including: Brian Pruitt, Jellyroll Johnson, Joey Miskulin, Cactus Moser, Jaime Hartford, Steve Bryant, and Scott Vestal. This album represents the culmination of years of experience and journeys for Hobo, and is an essential listen for any fan of folk music.

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