Jim Tullio, Producer
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Jim Tullio
Producer

Jim 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).

He 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.

As 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."

Tullio 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."

Tullio 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.

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