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Kentucky-based recording artist Jim Gleason is a musical omnivore who, to date, has released ten wide-ranging solo and ensemble albums of original music spanning rock, blues, country, ambient and even tiki/surf music on which he composes, sings and plays guitar, bass, pedal and lap steel, dobro, mandolin, guitar synth, keyboards, and percussion. 

 In addition to his own recordings, he's provided original music, recordings and sound design for film and stage productions by Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Transylvania University and Woodford Theatre, and recorded three albums of ambient music (Songs From Quarantine Vol. 1-3) as Archipelago (with Kevin Holm-Hudson and Scott Whiddon). 

 He composes, arranges, engineers, and produces his recordings at Claustrophonic Sound, his personal recording studio in Lexington, KY. 

 An accomplished performer, Gleason shares lead guitar duties in The Johnson Brothers, Kentucky’s “Original Rock ‘n Roll Repertory Orchestra,” plays stunt guitar with his wife Missy’s band The Bats, and regularly performs with numerous local groups. 

 He has performed with members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Elvis' drummer DJ Fontana), Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame (The Gatlin Brothers), International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame (JD Crowe), Kentucky Music Hall of Fame (JP Pennington of Exile) and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame (Johnny Bench), as well as Grammy winners John Michael Montgomery and Mike Dekle, CMA award-winning songwriter David Vincent Williams, and Emmy-winning composer Phil Copeland. 

 In a parallel universe, Dr. Gleason is Professor Emeritus (Communication) at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.