Jeff ‘Jabo’ (jay-bo) Bihlman is an Emmy award-winning songwriter, singer and guitarist. His music has appeared in TV shows on FOX, CBS, ABC, and TNT including All My Children, The Good Guys and Sons of Anarchy.
Jeff is also the author of books and DVDs for Alfred Publishing, Cherry Lane and Hal Leonard including Easy Soloing for Blues Guitar and Beginning Blues Guitar. He produced and recorded the companion CD for the popular Cherry Lane book Legendary Licks: Derek Trucks and is a former instructor at the National Guitar Workshop, WorkshopLive and Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Jeff is the lead guitarist and co-songwriter for the Megaforce/Sony artist Grinder Blues with his brother Scot Bihlman and legendary Kings X frontman Dug Pinnick. Their first record, Grinder Blues, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Blues charts. In addition he is also the lead vocalist, guitarist and co-songwriter for the popular rock band The Bihlman Bros., who have appeared with BB King, Ray Charles and ZZ Top among many others.
This multi-talented Michigander is a great addition to the 2016 Mackinac Island Songwriters Workshop and we look forward to the knowledge and insight he has to share with us. Welcome Jabo!