Biography: Jim Wootten

The Voice of Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit, Bass Guitar

Jim Wootten performs

Long Run bassist Jim Wootten comes from a very musical family which bred many professional musicians, most notably, his father Red Wootten who played bass with Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman, and his uncle and aunt, recording artists Les Paul and Mary Ford. "I feel extremely blessed to have grown up in a family that was so musically inclined. It instilled in me a love for music and inspired me to pursue my own dream of becoming a professional musician.

Jim's hallmark is his attention to detail and has played in a variety of original and cover bands over the years, mainly concentrating on tribute bands over the last 8 years. "I particularly enjoy playing in tribute bands because of the challenge of trying to replicate an artist's music with note for note accuracy."

Jim has had the pleasure to perform with Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart), Howard Leese (Heart), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) and Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) among others.

When Jim was approached about the possibility of filling the Long Run's vacancy at the bass position, he jumped at the chance. "The Eagles have always been one of my favorite bands, and knowing the quality of musicianship that existed in this group, I was very excited to come on board.

Jim also plays in the popular Led Zeppelin tribute Led Zepagain as well as Blue Bayou (a tribute to Linda Ronstadt).