Jim Photoglo's music has spanned four decades, during which time he has performed the roles of songwriter, artist and support musician for many of the leading musical artists of the past four decades. His unique creative voice has found success in the R&B, pop and country genres, with two of his songs reaching #1 on the country charts, including the now classic track “Fishin’ In The Dark” for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Alabama’s smash hit “Hometown Honeymoon.”
His solo artist career took off in 1979 after signing with the Twentieth Century Fox label, which culminated in a pair of Pop hits: “We Were Meant To Be Lovers” (1980), and “Fool in Love With You” (1981). He has released 8 solo albums during that time, toured all over the globe, including stints with Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill and Andy Gibb among others, and collaborated with a very long list of the very top songwriters and artists of the modern era. However, his first love has always been songwriting and it is to this craft that Photoglo has predominantly applied his skills over his career, garnering cuts with the likes of Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks, Marty Robbins, Gary Morris, Brenda Lee, Faith Hill, The Everly Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Leroy Parnell, Patty Loveless, Highway 101, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Neil McCoy, John Anderson and Kathy Mattea, among others. He has also shared the stage with a list of musical luminaries, including Steve Winwood, Michael McDonald, J.D. Souther, Carole King, Rosanne Cash and The Beach Boys.
One of his side projects along the way was a slightly comedic, country-bluegrass group Run C&W, which released two albums that captured a worldwide cult following. The group also featured former Eagle & Burrito Brother, Bernie Leadon, Russell Smith of The Amazing Rhythm Aces and hit songwriter Vince Melamed.
Jim continues to tour as a solo artist, combining songwriter workshops with concerts at colleges, coffee houses and clubs around the country and has become a regular on the main stage of the Kerrville Folk Festival.