Please check out my website at jamesstanleyhowen.com
Singer/songwriter James Stanley Howen (Jimmy to his
friends) has many years of performing both in bands
and as an acoustic artist behind him. While playing
the songs of some of the greatest singer/songwriters
in the American tradition like John Prine, Rodney
Crowell and Merle Haggard has influenced his original
music, Jimmy has found his own voice as singer and
songwriter. The sounds of Americana, Classic Country
and Southern Rock all make their marks on Jimmy's
On his first full length CD, Jimmy presents a serie
of songs written by him, lyricist Harry Hamm and
producer Donny Weber. From the timeless imagery of
"Where the Mighty Rivers Meet," to the humor of
"Beside Myself" and "Some Guys Have All the Luck" and
the reflections of "I Owe it All to You" and "Too Late
to Say I Love You," Jimmy and Harry's songs cover the
emotional gamut. The mix of traditional acoustic
instruments with modern electronics reflect Jimmy's
roots in the American tradition and his openness to
new experiences and influences.....Mark Douglas Marti 6/15/05.
Purchase the whole Side By Side album as MP3 download at......http://cdbaby.com/cd/jshowen
You may contact me at...... www.jamesstanleyhowen.com
Where The Mighty Rivers Meet
A song of tragic love set in ancient American Indian lore for the telling around the campfire. This song was nominated on IAC Music for best country song of 2007.
Truckin' Song all the way!
Side By Side
This song is about family and the hopes and dreams!
I Owe It All To You - w/Lisa Hannon
This is a very heartfelt song that Harry Hamm wrote the lyrics to and it is dedicated to his wonderful wife Arlene.
What Grandpa Said
This is the first song co-written with Harry Hamm that resulted in the "Side By Side" CD project. This is a song about what Harry's grandpa use to say!
Some Guys (Have All The Luck)
A story song about the dream.
A humorous outlook on life!
Slow To Change
A song about a lost in time.
We'll Dance - w/Lisa Hannon
Lets dance and romance!
The Has-Been (That Never Was)
Another Harry Hamm/Jimmy Howen song about as country as it gets.
Too Late (To Say I Love You)
A song of regret.
Eulogy of time passing you by.
Trailer Trash - (rough mix 2010)
Another humorous Harry/Jim song about a move from the big house on the hill to the trailer park and a lost relationship.
My Grandfather's Home (recorded 1986)
I wrote this song for my wonderful grandpa who passed many years ago.
6/19/2012 6:48:07 AM
Thanks My Brother from another Mother. Enjoying your tunes this fine day. Have a great Birthday that is just around the corner. Keep up that fine talent.
4/18/2012 6:27:12 PM
Thanks for the kind words, and for the station add... much appreciated. Congrats on your Kayak nomination!
3/7/2012 8:00:36 AM
Thank you for stopping by my page and for your kind words, your friendship and your support - all greatly appreciated.
And thank you for your songs and music - born in your soul and sung from your heart.
1/11/2012 3:16:30 AM
Jimmy, Thanks for the well wishes for the Holidays. I did have a great time in Denver. Home now. Can't wait to get together this spring, I am looking forward to it. Happy New Year to both You and Kelly, I hope it is full of great times and special memories. Play well songwriter, talk to you soon. peace and love
12/22/2011 4:33:28 PM
Thanks for your Christmas greetings Jimmy.
Merry Christmas to you and Kelly and best wishes for the New Year.
12/15/2011 8:19:09 PM
Congratulations Jimmy on "We'll Dance - w/Lisa Hannon" being on the IAC Hitline - an honour that is well deserved and long overdue.
11/24/2011 5:17:27 AM
Happy Thanksgiving Brother Jimmy, I'm thankful on this day to know I have a Friend like you. All the best to you and yours.
10/30/2011 7:45:56 PM
LOve the "This Here County Jail" Classic Jimmy. I know you've got a stash of Gold, Thanks for bringing them out to play. Always Brothers!
10/28/2011 5:32:09 PM
I am truly blessed to have made friends with the likes of you and Roy and Pip and Aira here at IAC. One of those unanticipated and delightful surprises in life. Peace brother, JM
10/25/2011 12:06:47 PM
Jimmy your new (old) song "Stay won't you Stay" is really growing on me Bro. I know I've said this once or twice but I hear nothing but class coming from your music, this is because I know you are a perfectioness when it comes to your music and It shows loud and clear. Carry on Songwriter, We dig it!
9/28/2011 9:45:36 PM
Congratulations Jimmy on being in the Top 10 on the All Genres Chart - # 6 with "She Smiles At Me (rough mix)!! Awesome!!!
Happy trails and peace.
9/11/2011 5:30:10 PM
Hi James...Jimmy because the music keeps us together in our journey in this life. You have great songs, beautiful lyrics,,,I'm from Brazil and my country is your country. Peace. Aira
9/3/2011 8:50:43 AM
Your A true Country Gentleman writting true Country Music. Keep it going strong Jimmy forever and a day.. All the best to you and yours Brother songwritter;
8/27/2011 1:06:53 PM
Finally found a little extra time today Jimmy to come by your page and have another listen to your tunes and that great midwest country signature sound of yours. I haven't had as much free time lately as I used to do to keep up with all the great artists here at IAC Music.
Listening to you singing your great songs Jimmy is like spending quality time with a wonderful friend which you truly are.
Happy trails always Jimmy and may ours meet one day.
7/21/2011 10:41:46 AM
Hello my Brother from another Mother, I just wanted to say "Songbird singing" is such a beautiful song. One for the heart! Can't wait to see you both when you come to Denver, I'll keep the recorder on for ya :).... All the best_that everyday as to offer you and Kelly.
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