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.Jim has performed with: Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs, Mark Chestnutt, Pat Flynn, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, John Cowan, Vassar Clements, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Tim Obrian, Hoyt Axton, Ricky Nelson, Janis Ian, Hal Ketchum, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Freddy Fender, Janie Frickie, Russell Smith, Ted Nugent, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Michael Johnson, Chubby Checker, Bryan Bowers, Rodney Crowell.Hobo’s songs have been recorded by: George Jones, Randy Travis, T. Graham Brown, Lee Roy Parnell, Michael Johnson, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Janis Ian, and many more.Read more about Hobo in Peter Jenkins’ (best selling author of “Walk Across America”) latest book, “Looking For Alaska.” Iditarod champion Libby Riddle’s book “Race Across Alaska” will also provide some info on Jim’s exploits.