Jim Profile

Jim Becker is a Chicago based musician, producer, and sound engineer who has played around town and around the world since the 1980s. Jim has worked recording and engineering his own music and that of numerous other musicians. He has recorded and collaborated with a long list of rock, folk, experimental, and old time bands. Jim tours the US and Europe extensively, most recently with Califone and Iron and Wine.

Jim plays guitar, banjo, filddle, mandolin, and is known for his original improvisation and use of effects. He draws from a wide range of inspirations, from classic rock to Appalachian old time music which he has played, studied, and taught since 1993.

In addition to recording with bands, Jim has done a variety of soundtrack work, for both film and television.

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Recorded With                                                                                   

Toured With 

  • Califone
  • The Paulina Hollers
  • The Dirty Three
  • Iron and Wine
  • Brent Green
  • Brokeback
  • Boxhead Ensemble
  • Diane Izzo
  • Scott Tuma

Played Shows With 

  • Neko Case/Joey Burns
  • Souled American
  • Wilco
  • Nora O’Conner


  • Interkosmos, a film by Jim Finn
  • God in America, PBS



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