Jim Eannelli's musical bio



  • Played bass guitar for rhythm and blues band The Soul Sensations



  • Played bass guitar for rockin' soul band The Blu Twill



  • Played lead guitar for the theatrical punk rock band The Assholes, later renamed The Blackholes when no club owner wanted to put our name on the marquis



  • Played bass for Minnesota guitar champion Pat Donohue, who went on to play in the house band for “A Prairie Home Companion”
  • Performed in a show with the Nils Lofgren Band and Atlanta Rhythm Section at Denver's Ebbets Field. (Nils went on to play lead guitar for Bruce Springsteen)



  • Played lead guitar on Blackholes single "Warren Spahn," a tribute to Milwaukee Braves baseball pitching great
  • Produced single for Milwaukee punk/ska band XCleavers



  • Played bass guitar for hard rock band Blackjack
  • Played shows with Leslie West and Mountain
  • Played bass in disco band Montreal for 9 months straight, 6 nights a week on the road traveling around the Midwest



  • Played lead guitar for punk band The American Bombs
  • Recorded single “Let's Go to Guyana”  



  • Played lead guitar in new wave band The Shivvers
  • The Shivvers won Best Rock Band of The Year at first ever WAMI awards show
  • Produced Shivvers single: “Teen Line / When I Was Younger,” currently a pop collector's item selling for upwards of $400
  • The Shivvers go on to play shows with: Iggy Pop, The Romantics, Cheap Trick, The Guess Who, The Shoes, Phil n' The Blanks and many more



  • Played bass guitar in techno pop band Colour Radio
  • Colour Radio wins "Best New Rock Band" at WAMI awards show
  • Colour Radio signs major label record deal with Gold Mountain / A&M records and records a Colour Radio album, produced by Rick Derringer (The McCoys - "Hang on Sloopy") at The Record Plant in Hollywood, California
  • Plays shows with Rick Derringer in New York City



  • Played lead guitar for rock/punk/wave/grunge band Locate Your Lips with drumming great Kenny Baldwin, released double album For Kenny



  • Played guitar and bass for rockin' blues band The Shuffleaires with "Big" Al Ek; played shows with Johnny Winter



  • Played lead guitar for Peggy James Band
  • Did shows with The Bodeans   



  • Frontman for power trio Milktrain; recorded Don't Get Nervous album



  • Played guitar for rockin' bluegrass band Salt Creek; which won the 2006 WAMI for “Best Bluegrass Band of the Year”



  • Produced and recorded four albums for singer-songwriter Peggy James



  • Plays lead guitar on two albums by Violent Femmes's Victor DeLorenzo
  • Plays lead guitar on The Bodeans' Sam Llanas album A Good Day To Die
  • Plays lead guitar on Martin Jack Rosenblum album The Holy Ranger's Free Hand Album