His career spans over two decades and he’s played with and opened up for artists like Buddy Miles, Billy Branch, Larry McCray and Lonnie Brooks. Blues legend Brooks says Jimmy Warren is one hell of a player. “Jimmy is a powerful guitarist with a great bluesy feel,” adds Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records.
A talented guitarist with a unique style, Warren blends the best of blues, jazz and rock into a unique sound that’s difficult to describe. Chuck Rainey, bassist for Steely Dan, says Warren is “a super smooth guitarist.” In 2009, he released “Live at Last” on Vision Records and “No More Promises” on Electro Glide Records in 2010, blues CD’s which have been re-released on High Tone Music Group. His instrumental, “Would You,” appeared in the 2009 motion picture, “The Vision.”
In 2011, Warren released another blues CD, “Blues Ain’t So Bad,” and a contemporary jazz CD, “Addington Express,” both on the High Tone Music Group label. He’s endorsed by six major companies: EMG pickups, Graph Tech guitar labs, Dean Markley strings, Nikita custom guitars, Hayes amplifiers and Big Bend’s string savers.
His music has been aired in 12 countries on 500 radio stations. Warren has performed at a variety of venues including the NAMM show in Los Angeles, California; a showcase for the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee; the Rialto Theater in Joliet, Illinois; Six Flags in Gurney, Illinois; B.B. King’s in Memphis, Tennessee; Biscuit and Blues in San Francisco, California and Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago, Illinois. “Jimmy Warren is as good as it gets,” said David Reuben of Guitar Edge Magazine.