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 CD album or MP3 downloads at.... https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jshowen
My latest release "Going With The Flow" by THE MIGHTY RIVERS PROJECT CD album or MP3 downloads can be purchased at CD Baby.... https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jshowen2
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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.
Trucking in my blood!
Side By Side
I Owe It All To You - duet with Lisa Hannon Dixon
What Grandpa Said
Wisdom from Grandpa
Some Guys (Have All The Luck)
A story song about the dream.
A humorous outlook on life!
We'll Dance duet with Lisa Hannon Dixon
Dancing the night away under the moonlight!
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)
It is too late to say you love someone after they have passed on.
Trailer Trash (the ALL ABOUT JIMMY band)
Trailer Trash is what she said!
She's Sad And Lonely
Two hearts get broken.
Prisoner Of My Heart
Heart broke trucker!
She Smiles At Me-Tales From The Single Wide
Home Recorded 2010 - Country Bobby Rosek doing some very good improvisational acoustic lead guitar.
Dreams Of A Boy (1986 45rpm "A" side vinyl)
The Trucker Life!
My Grandfather's Home (1986 45rpm "B" side vinyl)
I wrote this song for my wonderful grandpa who passed many years ago.
Before I Go (recorded live by Big River)
Recorded live by Big River (Don Pawlak, Kurt Helminiak and Jimmy Howen) at Harry Hamm's Garage during Hamm Jam 2014.
I Owe It All To You (recorded by Steve Young)
Recorded by Steve Young in his Home Studio
Slow To Change - Ruthy Christy
When you cannot turn back the hands time and your heart is breaking!
This Here County Jail - Mark Hoekstra
She Smiles At Me - Otis McLennon
You Left Me Blue - Don Dietsche
Slow To Change - Ruthy Christy
When your heart is breaking
Where The Mighty Rivers Meet - Barry Myers
A Native American Romeo And Juliet story!
She's Sad And Lonely - Otis McLennon
When there is a break up someone sometimes leaves town.
The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.
Stay Won't You Stay - Don Dietsche
Falling in love!
Dreams Of A Boy - Jimmy Howen
The Trucker Life!
I'm Running Away - Jimmy Howen
4/20/2020 5:14:26 AM
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3/8/2020 2:46:01 PM
The panel at GGA have decided that you deserve to receive a GRANNY for your contribution to Indie music
3/7/2020 12:00:37 PM
You know how much I Love "Where the Mighty Rivers Meet" That is the winner in my opinion! Congrats! It keep on flowing it's peaceful way. All the best.
3/7/2020 11:55:49 AM
Thanks Jimmy for the Congratulations for being nominated on G.K. I hope all the best for all. Thanks for being you and your continued support. Your heart is Golden.
All good things.
1/24/2020 12:40:23 AM
Congratulations, Jimmy. on "Where The Mighty Rivers Meet" topping the All Genres and Country Charts.
The song is the first song of yours that I heard when I first met you way back in My Space days years ago, and I've loved it ever since.
1/20/2020 10:12:29 PM
Thank you, Jimmy, for stopping by my page, and about the Golden Kayak nominations - no one was more surprised than I. In any event, it is an honour to be nominated by one's peers, and to have the opportunity to share the event with fellow nominees.
Congratulations on the success of your songs on the IMP Play Charts, Jimmy. I love to see that happening for you.
I still have hope that not too far down the road before I hang up my spurs that the trail leads to that fireside where you and I and Roy and Les turn our guitars and voices into the sounds of the shifting whispering sands of time.
Wishing you all the best, always.
1/18/2020 12:52:44 PM
Thanks for letting me know My Train was sitting out in the countryside broke down. And thanks for requesting "Don't Let Her Go" too. Up and running. Take it easy..Look to your PM. peace.
8/7/2018 5:27:19 PM
You Have always been that light of support Jimmy and I do appreciate it.
I just reissued/uploaded Silver Screen and your Bass sounds great. Thanks for filling in on that Bow N Arrow Bands Tune. Be well
10/20/2017 11:51:14 PM
Thanks Jimmy, Music in any key is always the right choice. Wishing you well in it.
2/6/2017 8:38:19 AM
Many thanks for your comment on my page, Jimmy, and for your great support and wonderful friendship through the years.
Congratulations again to Mark Hoekstra for winning the Golden Kayak for 2016 Best Blues Song and to you on your nomination for Best Country Song for your great song, "Dreams of a Boy".
Congratulations are in high order to you as well for assembling the amazing group of artists / musicians along with yourself for The Mighty Rivers Project and for your special role and part in writing the songs for the album project, and for dominating the IMP charts for weeks with many of the songs on the album.
The CD is on autoplay here, and has been and continues to be greatly enjoyed many times over. It is a classic, Jimmy, just like you in every respect.
12/24/2016 6:14:24 PM
Thank you Jimmy for your kind words and Christmas/New Years good wishes on my page.
Best wishes, Merry Christmas and all the very best in the New Year to you and Kelly and all in your family. I'm lovin' the songs and music on your Mighty Rivers Project. Well done buddy!
Here's hoping a couple of Golden Kayaks land on The Mighty Rivers Project page!!
12/22/2016 8:07:52 AM
Congratulation's Songwriter and to all The Mighty Rivers Project Artists for being a 2016 Golden Kayak Nominee(s). I am inspired by your hard work and the Love you express in music. Happy Holidays and the very best of the new year.
12/16/2015 2:40:44 AM
Feel like I got a brother up there in the north country. God bless you and all yours through the Holidays and beyond!
12/11/2015 11:36:36 AM
Hello Jimmy. Happy Christmas for you and your family. God bless your way forever. Take care
11/29/2015 9:50:38 PM
Yes, another year has come and gone all but for December arriving tomorrow.
I hope the year has been good to you and yours Jimmy and that the New Year brings you peace, love, good health and happiness - and music. The special friendship we have shared since first meeting on MySpace almost 10 years ago - can you believe that - 10 years!! - has meant the world to me and will be treasured for as long as I live.
2016 is going to be a busy year for me - I'll be releasing three new albums at different times throughout the year (all being recorded simultaneously as we speak) and it looks like finally my novel will also be published next year. Now if only I could aim my wagon west and meet up with you and Roy and Les, we could make the Fireside Cowboys dream become a reality.
I know it will happen Jimmy - one day the stars will line up and we'll meet somewhere in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains or where the mighty rivers meet, maybe even where the restless wind blows warm all through the night ... and we will have the time of our lives.
Until then buddy, keep the dream alive and keep writing and singing those great songs that come from your heart.
Merry Christmas ... luv ya Jimmy.
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