With a musical career of over 25 years, Jim Beckwith is a well-versed singer/songwriter in various genres of music, including Folk, World, Electronica, Yoga Music, Ballads and Kirtan, or devotional chant. Beckwith just released his 8th album, a chant and lyrical hybrid named “Be Love" - a collaboration of lush vocals and strings with veteran artist and composer, Hans Christian.
Jim Beckwith is an accomplished musician and songwriter. His love of music and yoga has inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga events and festivals around the world. Jim's music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with the greatest of ease, Jim is a yogi and musician devoted to songs of the heart.
Beckwith has played at many festival stages, including Bhakti & Shakti Fest (many times), BaliSpirit Fest, FloydFest, Sedona Yoga Festival, Hanuman Festival (5), St. Petersburg Yoga Fest, Wanderlust (Colorado & Vermont), Yoga Journal Conferences (Miami, NYC, SF, San Diego, Colorado) and Esalen Yoga Festival (5).
The Album Step Right, Shake Left scored a radio hit in Ghana, West Africa with the song, Human Nature, an African-inspired upbeat tune somewhat in the style of Paul Simon's Graceland. That album features an all-star cast of musicians including those that play for Stevie Wonder, Sting and James Taylor.
Jim is inspired by photography and travel to faraway places; his most recent travel adventures include Thailand, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Singapore and Bali. Before settling in southern California three years ago, he has lived in Florida, North Carolina, Nashville and Colorado.