Jim O’Keeffe is a native of Athy, a small rural town in the midlands of Ireland. Born in 1954 he has spent his life listening to and playing the blues, his greatest musical influences are Rory Gallagher, Eric Clapton, Robbie Robertson and of course the great bluesmen of previous years like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Having played the bars and the college circuit during his college years, Jim has now turned his full attention to writing and recording.
Jim’s guitar sound is based mainly on Fender stratocasters with the occasional use of Guild and Rickenbacker guitars. Acoustically he favours Takamine, and of course his old cheap pawnshop dobro for slide.