Jim Eanes (December 6, 1923 - November 21, 1995) was an American bluegrass and country music singer and guitarist. ...show more
Jim Eanes (December 6, 1923 - November 21, 1995) was an American bluegrass and country music singer and guitarist.
Homer Robert Eanes Jr. was born in Mountain Valley, Virginia and grew up in Martinsville. He learned to play the guitar at an early age despite an injury to his left hand. He had his first musical training as a rhythm guitarist in his father's string band. In 1940, he joined "Roy Hall's Blue Ridge Entertainers" performing at a radio station in Roanoke, Virginia until 1943 when Roy Hall died. In the mid 1940's, Eanes joined "Uncle Joe and the Blue Mountain Boys". He also performed with Flatt & Scruggs, and in 1948, with Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys.
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