Jimmy Abegg

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Jimmy Abegg (born December 29, 1954), also known as Jimmy A, is an American guitarist, composer, director, photographer and artist, who grew up in Alliance, Nebraska[1] and is currently living in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 1985, Abegg was a founding member of the progressive rock band Vector from Sacramento, CA which included Steve Griffith, Charlie Peacock, Aaron Smith (drums 1985) and Bruce Spencer (drums '85-'89).[1] In the 1990s, he played as a solo musician, then joined Rich Mullins' A Ragamuffin Band and was also a member of Charlie Peacock's Acoustic Trio.[1][2] He has created a variety of album artwork for artists such as Phil Keaggy, Michael W. Smith, and Chris Taylor among others.[1] Abegg has written or co-written songs for Susan Ashton and Ji Lim.[1] He completed a series for Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.[3] Abegg also collaborated with Kevin Max on a collection of illustrated poems entitled At the Foot of Heaven in 1995.[1]

Abegg suffers from macular degeneration, but continues to paint.[4]


  • Abegg, Jimmy (2000). Ragamuffin Prayers. Harvest House. p. 157. ISBN 978-0-7369-0303-5.


With Vector

  • 1983 Mannequin Virtue
  • 1985 Please Stand By
  • 1989 Simple Experience
  • 1995 Temptation


  • 1991 Entertaining Angels
  • 1994 Secrets

With Charlie Peacock

  • 1984 Lie Down in the Grass
  • 1987 West Coast Diaries: Vol. 1
  • 1988 West Coast Diaries: Vol. 2
  • 1989 West Coast Diaries: Vol. 3
  • 1990 Secret of Time
  • 1991 Love Life

As part of Rich Mullins & A Ragamuffin Band

Collaborative works

As part of Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil


  1. ^ a b c d e f Powell, Mark (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (Second ed.). Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc. pp. 19–20. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.
  2. ^ "Jimmy Abegg Artist Profile". Crossrhythms.co.uk. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  3. ^ Megan Frank (June 26, 2009). "Opening tomorrow at Zeitgeist: Frank Ockenfels 3, Jimmy Abegg and Buddy Jackson". The Washington D.C. Examiner.
  4. ^ Bliss, Jessica (February 20, 2016). "Nashville artist losing his eyesight, not his creative spirit". The Tennessean.

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