His story is one of a bluesman indeed. Born and raised in a small house in the middle of farmland in Florida, he sometimes missed school because crops needed to be harvested.
From there, he became a world recognized leader in Computer Science and software. He worked at and started a couple of small companies before joining Microsoft in 1990.
Through it all, he had music.
His new album, Q.E.D., is “at the forefront of contemporary blues” — recorded in 5 different studios (4 in Seattle) and one in NYC.
Jim and I talked about his life and how he continues to embrace his music.