Jim West

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Birthday
18, 1953
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1953 (age 64)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Canadian guitarist also known as Kimo West who is most famous for his long and fruitful partnership with musical parody icon Weird Al Yankovic. He began collaborating with Yankovich in 1984 and has released a number of solo slack-key guitar albums, including 1999's Coconut Hat.

Before Fame

He started playing guitar at age 12 and was playing in various Florida rock bands by his mid-teens. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 80's.

Trivia

His 2004 release Nurturing the Garden was commissioned by the National Tropical Botanical Garden on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i.

Family Life

He married a woman named Diana, who has performed vocals alongside him during live performances.

Associated With

He performed on the soundtrack for UHF, a 1989 film written by and starring Weird Al Yankovic.