Jim Shirey

Song Factory

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A GRAMMY-awarded songwriter with the ears and hands to guide your song from start to finish.

Have a good song and want to make it great? Have a great song and want to turn it into a great record? Need songs, guitar, arrangement or production help (or all of the above) for your dream project? I can help.

I've been writing songs and playing guitar for more than twenty years; I worked as a songwriter and touring guitarist in Boston and Nashville before settling outside Philadelphia with my family. I specialize in "Americana" music like country, bluegrass, and roots rock, but I love pretty much all music and have worked in pretty much every genre.

Wherever you want your music to take you, I can help you get there. Let's talk.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Interview with Jim Shirey

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: I love music as much as you do, and I want to make great music as much as you do.

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: I have to pick the O'Connor Band's "Coming Home" album because it won a Grammy! I will always be grateful that they chose to record two of my songs on that project. Having said that, I feel like I'm still getting better with every project, and I can't wait to see what comes next.

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: Writing, writing, writing, always writing

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: My brother Joe is the best mix and mastering engineer I've ever worked with, and I'm not just saying that.

Xmas at Fergies by Brian Seymour

I was the Producer, arranger, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, percussionist, and backing vocalist in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Alison Krauss
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
Gear Highlights
  • Probably too many guitars
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