November 23, 2017
Jim Hoehn is a former Milwaukee-based, now Seattle local, journalist/author/songwriter who has carved out a surprisingly successful niche as a performing songwriter since first stumbling out of the press box with a guitar. As a career journalist, much of it spent as a sportswriter, he has covered everything type of news story imaginable, even breaking headlines in The National Enquirer. Since winning a songwriting contest and making his first public appearance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Jim has maintained a time-available schedule of dates throughout the Midwest and across the country, drawing an eclectic audience of sportswriters, rugby players and the occasional normal person. He has opened for a veritable who’s who of American songwriters, including Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Don McLean, Robert Earl Keen, Don Williams, Rick Springfield, Junior Brown, Todd Snider, Jack Ingram, Warren Zevon, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steve Forbert, Kinky Friedman, Roger McGuinn and James McMurtry. This will be his second appearance at Laid Back Attack.