- From North Carolina. Lives in Nashville.
- A dynamic fiddler best known for his work with Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys. He was also a member of The Greenbriar Boys (New York).
- Son of old-time fiddler Clato “Buck” Buchanan.
- At age 11, performed on the Ed Sullivan TV show with “Joe Franklin and the Mimosa Boys.”
- 1982, recorded an album with Vince Gill, Herb Pederson, Emory Gordy, Jr. and David Grisman called Here Today.
- Also worked with Tompall and the Glaser Brothers, Mel Tillis and George Jones. As a studio musician, his credits include albums by Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Ronnie Millsap, Ringo Starr, the Doors, and many others.
- 1992, recorded an album called “Bluegrass Reunion” with Red Allen, David Grisman, Herb Pederson, Jerry Garcia and others.
- 1995, formed his own band called “The Jim Buchanan System” and released one album under that name.
- He continues to work in the music business in Nashville. He also travels to churches, playing his fiddle and giving his testimony.