I have expanded this page to include the newer music I have worked on from the "Going With The Flow" album by "The Mighty Rivers Project" from 2016.

Singer/songwriter James Stanley Howen (Jimmy to his
friends) has many years of performing both in bands
and as an acoustic artist behind him. While playing
the songs of some of the greatest singer/songwriters
in the American tradition like John Prine, Rodney
Crowell and Merle Haggard has influenced his original
music, Jimmy has found his own voice as singer and
songwriter. The sounds of Americana, Classic Country
and Southern Rock all make their marks on Jimmy's
music.

On his first full length CD, Jimmy presents a serie
of songs written by him, lyricist Harry Hamm and
producer Donny Weber. From the timeless imagery of
"Where the Mighty Rivers Meet," to the humor of
"Beside Myself" and "Some Guys Have All the Luck" and
the reflections of "I Owe it All to You" and "Too Late
to Say I Love You," Jimmy and Harry's songs cover the
emotional gamut. The mix of traditional acoustic
instruments with modern electronics reflect Jimmy's
roots in the American tradition and his openness to
new experiences and influences.....Mark Douglas Marti 6/15/05.

Purchase the whole Side By Side CD album or MP3 downloads at.... https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jshowen

My latest release "Going With The Flow" by THE MIGHTY RIVERS PROJECT CD album or MP3 downloads can be purchased at CD Baby.... https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jshowen2

You may contact me at.....
jimmyhowen@gmail.com


This Here County Jail - Mark Hoekstra vocals
2016 Golden Kayak Winner! From the "Going With The Flow" album by "The Mighty Rivers Project" Golden Kayak winner for best blues in 2016!



Blues Rock
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She Smiles At Me - Otis McLennon vocals
Sexy Woman

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



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Slow To Change - Ruthy Christy vocals




Adult Contemporary
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She's Sad And Lonely - Otis McLennon vocals


The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



Ballad
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Dreams Of A Boy - Jimmy Howen vocals
2016 Nominated for a Golden Kayak Award for best country song.

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



Alternative Country Rock
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I'm Running Away - Jimmy Howen vocals
"I'm out on the night road" "I'm Running away"



Southern Hard Rock
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Where The Mighty Rivers Meet
A song of tragic love set in ancient American Indian lore for the telling around the campfire. This song was nominated on IAC Music for best country song of 2007.



Ethnic
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Some Guys (Have All The Luck)
A story song about the dream.

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



Indie
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Beside Myself
A humorous outlook on life!

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



Comedy/Singer-Songwriter
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The Has-Been (That Never Was)
Another Harry Hamm/Jimmy Howen song about as country as it gets.

The artist has designated this song as non-chartable.



Country
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Trailer Trash (the ALL ABOUT JIMMY band)
Trailer Trash is what she said!



Comedy
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My Grandfather's Home (1986 45rpm "B" side vinyl)
I wrote this song for my wonderful grandpa who passed many years ago.



Christian Folk
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I Owe It All To You (recorded by Steve Young)
Recorded by Steve Young in his Home Studio



Acoustic
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Before I Go (recorded live by Big River)
Recorded live by Big River (Don Pawlak, Kurt Helminiak and Jimmy Howen) at Harry Hamm's Garage during Hamm Jam 2014.



Acoustic
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Roy Muniz

8/7/2018 5:27:19 PM
You Have always been that light of support Jimmy and I do appreciate it.
I just reissued/uploaded Silver Screen and your Bass sounds great. Thanks for filling in on that Bow N Arrow Bands Tune. Be well
roymuniz




Roy Muniz

10/20/2017 11:51:14 PM
Thanks Jimmy, Music in any key is always the right choice. Wishing you well in it.



Neil w Young

2/6/2017 8:38:19 AM
Many thanks for your comment on my page, Jimmy, and for your great support and wonderful friendship through the years.

Congratulations again to Mark Hoekstra for winning the Golden Kayak for 2016 Best Blues Song and to you on your nomination for Best Country Song for your great song, "Dreams of a Boy".

Congratulations are in high order to you as well for assembling the amazing group of artists / musicians along with yourself for The Mighty Rivers Project and for your special role and part in writing the songs for the album project, and for dominating the IMP charts for weeks with many of the songs on the album.

The CD is on autoplay here, and has been and continues to be greatly enjoyed many times over. It is a classic, Jimmy, just like you in every respect.

Neil




Neil w Young

12/24/2016 6:14:24 PM
Thank you Jimmy for your kind words and Christmas/New Years good wishes on my page.

Best wishes, Merry Christmas and all the very best in the New Year to you and Kelly and all in your family. I'm lovin' the songs and music on your Mighty Rivers Project. Well done buddy!

Here's hoping a couple of Golden Kayaks land on The Mighty Rivers Project page!!




Roy Muniz

12/22/2016 8:07:52 AM
Congratulation's Songwriter and to all The Mighty Rivers Project Artists for being a 2016 Golden Kayak Nominee(s). I am inspired by your hard work and the Love you express in music. Happy Holidays and the very best of the new year.

roymuniz




John Myles

12/16/2015 2:40:44 AM
Hey Jimmy,
Feel like I got a brother up there in the north country. God bless you and all yours through the Holidays and beyond!




Aira Winterland

12/11/2015 11:36:36 AM
Hello Jimmy. Happy Christmas for you and your family. God bless your way forever. Take care
Aira




Neil w Young

11/29/2015 9:50:38 PM
Hi Jimmy,

Yes, another year has come and gone all but for December arriving tomorrow.

I hope the year has been good to you and yours Jimmy and that the New Year brings you peace, love, good health and happiness - and music. The special friendship we have shared since first meeting on MySpace almost 10 years ago - can you believe that - 10 years!! - has meant the world to me and will be treasured for as long as I live.

2016 is going to be a busy year for me - I'll be releasing three new albums at different times throughout the year (all being recorded simultaneously as we speak) and it looks like finally my novel will also be published next year. Now if only I could aim my wagon west and meet up with you and Roy and Les, we could make the Fireside Cowboys dream become a reality.

I know it will happen Jimmy - one day the stars will line up and we'll meet somewhere in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains or where the mighty rivers meet, maybe even where the restless wind blows warm all through the night ... and we will have the time of our lives.

Until then buddy, keep the dream alive and keep writing and singing those great songs that come from your heart.

Merry Christmas ... luv ya Jimmy.
Neil




Roy Muniz

12/6/2014 10:56:11 AM
Happy Holidays to You and Kelly Jimmy. SINGING my heart out brother :).
Much Love!
roymuniz




Neil w Young

11/29/2014 8:32:48 PM
Thank you Jimmy for stopping by my page and for your holiday wishes.

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace and fill your soul with the beauty and wonder of life.




Neil w Young

3/12/2014 4:17:34 PM
Great to see your song "My Grandfather's Home" on the KIAC Hitline, Jimmy.

It's a great song buddy - a classic ... one of my favourites by a first class artist.

Peace.

Neil




Roy Muniz

6/19/2012 6:48:07 AM
Thanks My Brother from another Mother. Enjoying your tunes this fine day. Have a great Birthday that is just around the corner. Keep up that fine talent.




Jesse Adams

4/18/2012 6:27:12 PM
Hey Jimmy!

Thanks for the kind words, and for the station add... much appreciated. Congrats on your Kayak nomination!




Neil w Young

3/7/2012 8:00:36 AM
Jimmy,

Thank you for stopping by my page and for your kind words, your friendship and your support - all greatly appreciated.

And thank you for your songs and music - born in your soul and sung from your heart.

Neil




Roy Muniz

1/11/2012 3:16:30 AM
Jimmy, Thanks for the well wishes for the Holidays. I did have a great time in Denver. Home now. Can't wait to get together this spring, I am looking forward to it. Happy New Year to both You and Kelly, I hope it is full of great times and special memories. Play well songwriter, talk to you soon. peace and love


 

       

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Update 2016 from our "Going With The Flow" album by "The Mighty Rivers Project" our song "This Here County Jail" featuring Mark Hoekstra won a Golden Kayak Award for best Blues song. Thank you all who supported us. Also from the same mentioned album I would like to mention that our song "Dreams Of A Boy" was nominated for a Golden Kayak Award for best country song. Thank you to all who supported us on that one also. Sincerely Jimmy Howen (9/10/2018)

Hi All,

My song "WHERE THE MIGHTY RIVERS MEET" was nominated for best Country Song Of The Year by IAIA (International Academy of Independent Artist) for a Golden Kayak Award. (2007)

I was very surprised and honored by this. Though I didn't win it was great to be picked for it. I was very happy that my buddy Neil w. Young won the Golden Kayak for Best Country Song Of The year with his THE COWBOY SONG.

I would like to congratulate all the nominees and especially the winners this year.

I would like to thank all those who have ever taken time to listen. Also to all the great e-mails from the many music lovers who said wonderful things about "WHERE THE MIGHTY RIVERS MEET". To all the people who have supported my singer/songwriter quest for so many years. To all of the Artist friends I have made on Myspace and KIAC Internet Radio. To the members and my peers of the International Academy of Independent Artist.

I would also like to thank and share this honor with my co-writers and producers Harry Hamm (Executive Producer) and Don Weber (Music Producer and Engineer).

I would also like to thank and share this honor with the great musicians that contributed tracks on "WHERE THE MIGHTY RIVERS MEET". Geoff Landon - Harmony Vocals, Don Weber - Guitars, Russ Brunner - Dobro, Nathan Lee - Flute & Banjo, Tommy Greywolf - Fiddle, Mike Spellman - Bass Guitar and Scott Mottet - Percussion.


I would like to thank the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF INDEPENDENT ARTIST for this much honored nomination.

Sincerely, Jimmy

Hi All,
This a video made by Roy and Wendy Muniz for "Where The Mighty Rivers Meet" which was a song on my 2005 released "Side By Side" CD.
Thank you Roy and Wendy and you both are very special and I am honored to have you both as friends. Wendy took this footage parts of three different rivers. In Montana and Idaho for this video.
I hope you enjoy it as I did!
Jimmy



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