PensonStringWorks is the home of Jim Penson, long time bluegrass musician, teacher, and luthier
I'm a 45 year veteran of the bluegrass banjo, having played with The Bee Creek Boys, The Front Porch Boys, Whitehouse Harmony, Eazy Pickinz, and DeAnn Spence and Full House. I also play rhythm guitar, some lead and flatpick guitar, dobro, and a little mandolin.
I was born in Illinois, not exactly a hotbed of bluegrass activity, so I moved South, to Texas, where I've lived for 40 years.
In College Station in thelate 70's, I was fortunate enough to get connected with Robert Earl Keen, and through him, Lyle Lovett. Together with Bryan Duckworth and Jimmy Reina, we were The Front Porch Boys.
Lead and harmony singing
Wernick Method bluegrass jamming