Tullio, aka “Tools,” a Producer of Dorothy Scott's "Pass
It On" and a friend and musical associate of Timm
Martin for over 30 years, has been in the music industry for over
thirty years, as a musician (since 8), a songwriter (a catalog of
more than 2,000 compositions) and producer (to date over 38 records).
was signed to Elektra Records in 1969 by the legendary Jac Holzman,
studied composition with Aaron Copland, worked sound and rode the
tour bus with the Band in 1994, co-created and produced the foul-mouthed
Italian-American lounge-act Rando & Eddie, and formed a record
label with Keith Richards. He even co-wrote a musical about boxer
Sonny Liston with stage composer Thom Bishop.
a producer, Tullio is known for his determination to get the most
out of every track. Jim has produced records for such artists' as
Richie Havens, Dave Mason, Rick Danko, Rosalie Sorrels, Mary Mc
Caslin, David Bromberg, Steve Goodman, and many, many more. He’s
just completed Tree Thirteen’s “Rough Grooves Surface,
as well as John Martyn’s "On the Cobbles" and Mavis
Staples’ “Have a Little Faith."
has written songs with Los Lonely Boys (million-selling debut album),
Rick Danko and Levon Helm of the Band, guitarist Jimmy Weider, Richie
Havens, Rita Coolidge, Dave Mason, John Prine, Steve Goodman, David
Bromberg, Bonnie Koloc, Michael McDermott, Howard Levy and, as Tullio
said, "many, many more."
has won two Grammies producing the posthumous Steve Goodman albums
"Unfinished Business" and "A Tribute to Steve Goodman"
plus co-produced several tracks on the first double-platinum Sonia
Dada record. He has also won 50 Clio awards as a writer/producer
of commercial music.