From Blind Lemon Jefferson to T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, to Eric Johnson, Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, the Lone Star State has always been a hot bed of string bending guitar wizards.
Though he is far too self-effacing to ever put himself in such august company, John Inmon fits seamlessly into that six-string continuum.
His peers know John as one of the finest guitarists in Austin, Texas (and, considering the competition, that is high praise indeed); his fans know him as the signature guitar style that has at one time or another propelled the music of Jimmy La Fave, Eliza Gilkyson,Townes van Zandt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, the Lost Gonzo Band, Michael Martin Murphy, Keith Sykes, and most famously, Jerry Jeff Walker, for over three decades.
Although he has spent spent most of his time in music as a sideman, John also has a couple of CD’s of his own- 2001’s self produced and released Goodbye Easy Street and the all instrumental Songs for Heavy Traffic, also self-produced and released by Music Road.
In recent years Inmon has been using the knowledge he has gained in the 40+ years in the music and recording industries to produce other artists, most notably Shake Russell’s What This Heart Holds. Not comfortable being held to any specific genre or mode of artistic expression, John has recently begun doing film soundtracks, as well.
After a long and storied career in music, John Inmon is clearly still growing and still delivering the goods, no matter what he takes up…