I am very sad to hear this shocking news about my dear old friend. I worked with Jim in Nashville on many sessions and his backyard live music internet show. I witnessed his love of animals...... rescuing "good girl" who he adopted. He came to hear me play in Georgia. I took him to France to do sound for a festival; consequently he dreamt of having a recording studio there.....Jim and I grieved the loss of the great fiddler Randy Howard together. I imagine Jim is recording Randy again on a heavenly project. I send my deepest condolences to Jim's family, partner and all his friends.