Jimmy LaFave (born July 12, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician born in Wills Point, Texas, a small farming community located near Dallas. At a young age, LaFave's family moved to the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas where he attended junior high and high school. By the early teens LaFave was making music perched behind his Sears and Roebuck drum kit. It wasn’t long before his mother traded a drawer full of green stamps for his first guitar and the switch to singer-songwriter was in progress. His family later moved again - this time to Stillwater, Oklahoma - where LaFave completed high school. Although he has lived in Austin, Texas since 1986, many people think of him from being from Oklahoma because of his strong musical ties to the state and what he often refers to as his "red dirt music." It was in the Oklahoma landscape that he began to define his sound, which in part, is a combination of his experiences there among so many authentic songwriters from the tradition of Woody Guthrie.
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