Heffernan, Jimmy


  • From Haddon Heights, New Jersey. Lived in Nashville for many years.
  • Best known as a sideman specializing in Dobro™ (reso guitar).
  • 1974, played Dobro™ and banjo in a band called Raintree.
  • 1976, played in a band called Transatlantic Bluegrass with Bill Keith on banjo.
  • 1980, worked with Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers.
  • 1982, worked with Red Allen and the Kentuckians.
  • 1985, worked with Bill Grant and Delia Belle.
  • 1988, worked with Doug Kershaw.
  • 1989, worked with Joe Diffie (for nine years).
  • 1999, worked in bands with Brad Paisley, Charlie Louvin and Lucinda Williams.
  • 2003, released an album with Mike Auldridge and Hal Rugg called The Resocasters (no label).
  • He has produced albums by other artists and teaches lessons on the Dobro™ and other instruments.
  • 2021, released solo project called “I’d Trade It All for a Little More” (no label).