Born in Los Angeles, Jim performed with several bands before forming the quirky pop group, Lost Anthony, which existed in the late eighties. Good luck came when director Phil Joanou, asked Jim to write a song for his first feature film, Universal Pictures’ Three O’Clock High. Jim’s song, “Something to Remember Me By” (produced by legendary session drummer/producer Rick Marotta) was featured throughout the film. Walker spent the next few years with Marotta, writing songs and performing live. He also scored the films The Cover Girl Murders (1993) and Dead Air (1994), plus episodes of HBO’s Tales from the Crypt (1989) and Fox’s Down the Shore (1992).
After brief signings with RCA and Geffen Records, Jim moved to Portland, Oregon where he met uber-musician Tim Ellis. The two handsome men began working as the mighty acoustic power-duo called Jim Walker/Tim Ellis. Jim has released six CDs of original music on his own independent label, Thon, including the brand new “Here Comes the Blood Man” (2003). Jim and Tim also co-scored the modern dance project, ‘Ethos’. The duo has opened for Crash Test Dummies, Little Feat, Karla Bonoff, Boz Scaggs, Warren Zevon, and others. — JVA Music