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|Birth name||James Stafford|
April 26, 1964 |
Morris, Illinois, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, pop, pop rock|
|Instruments||lead guitar, mandolin, ukulele, slide guitar|
|Associated acts||Train, Apostles|
Jimmy Stafford born (April 26, 1964) is the lead guitarist and original member of the Grammy award winning band Train.
Jimmy Stafford was born and raised in Morris, Illinois. Stafford Moved to Los Angeles after High School. He played in bands since the age of 12. Graduated from the musician's Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California.
Prior to joining Train, Stafford was a member of the band The Apostles along with former Train members Charlie Colin and Rob Hotchkiss. The group released a self titled album in 1992. In 1994 Rob Hotchkiss called him and invited to move North to San francisco to start a new band with him and Pat Monahan.
Stafford has also written his first book, a novel, titled "The Guitar on the Wall" that is due to be released after the completion of Train's tour for the album Save Me, San Francisco. Stafford married his longtime girlfriend Lindsay McCutcheon in April 2013. They have been dating since 2009.