I'm based in Glasgow, Scotland. I have become a fairly well-known performer on the Glasgow open mic circuit over the last six or so years, as much for the 12 string as for anything else! Initially I only sang covers, with a leaning towards Byrds-based music and the folk-ballad tradition (so lots of Gram Parsons, Gene Clark etc, or Fairport Convention, early Steeleye and Shirley Collins, Planxty, Bothy Band etc). I finally began writing around 2014, inspired by some friends and especially by the folks down at the excellent Acoustic Night at Nice'n'Sleazy's (where I earned the moniker 'Twelve String Jim'). I often sing with Emmanuelle Gabarda as EmmaJim, performing covers.
My original songs, and some covers, are on SoundCloud at but you can go direct to
My Facebook page, Jim McGrath-Music, is at
My YouTube video channel, Jim McGrath-Music, is at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Fe5JfHBds87FPS6JlbIZA/featured?view_as=subscriber