Jim Messina Net Worth: $5 Million (approx.)
Jim Messina net worth is around $5 million. Jim Messina is a popular musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, recording engineer.
Jim Messina is popular for being half of the soft rock duo Loggins-Messina with Kenny Loggins. Jim Messina was also a founding member of the country rock band Poco and a member of the folk rock band Buffalo Springfield.
Jim Messina net worth 2023:
Jim Messina net worth is around $5 million in 2023. Jim Messina was born in Maywood, California.
Jim Messina Biography:
James Messina was born in Maywood, California, on December 5, 1947. He raised in Harlingen, Texas, until he was eight. Jim Messina spent much of his childhood between his father’s home in California and his mother’s home in Texas.
Jim Messina father was a guitarist and greatly influenced his son’s musical career. Messina began playing the guitar at the age of five. He later became interested in the music of Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson.
Jim Messina Career:
When Jim was 16 years old, Jim Messina recorded an LP with “His Jesters” titled The Dragsters, which was released in November 1964. One notable track was “The Jester”, on which he played lead guitar; it was included on the 2003 CD Lost Legends of Surf Guitar Volume 1.
Jim Messina played bass for two songs on Buffalo Springfield’s final album and also served as a producer and recording engineer for the band.
Jim Messina helped form Poco in 1968 and played lead guitar and provided vocals as well as songwriting for the band. Messina left Poco after they recorded two studio albums and a live album.
Messina signed on with Columbia Records as an independent producer. Messina met Kenny Loggins and the duo ended up selling over 16 million records. They were originally a duo from 1971 to 1976 and then reformed in 2005. Their best known songs include “Danny’s Song”, “Your Mama Don’t Dance”, and “House at Pooh Corner”.
The duo released a total of 6 studio albums with 1973’s Full Sail and 1974’s Mother Lode reaching the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Jim Messina has also released a total of 6 solo studio albums and one live album.
Jim Messina Solo career, 1976–1993:
In 1979, Jim Messina met with Don Ellis of Columbia Records subsidiary A&R to plan his first solo album. Jim Messina learnt that Ellis did not like Messina’s new musical direction, towards Latin jazz with a rock edge, because it did not sound like a Loggins-Messina album.
Jim Messina toured to support the debut LP, selling 150,000 copies, about the same sales as Sittin’ In had had. In 1993, Brooks and Dunn recorded “Mexican Minutes” co-written by Jim Messina and Kent Robbins in Nashville.
Jim Messina Recent solo career:
In 2009, Jim Messina released the CD Under a Mojito Moon-Part 1, on which the only guitar he played was his flamenco guitar. This arrangement feature trumpet, percussion, drums, piano and nylon acoustic guitar in melodies reminiscent of the music of Cuba and Spain.
In 2012, Jim Messina released the CD and DVD Jim Messina LIVE at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts containing songs by The Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins & Messina as well as his solo material.
Jim Messina continues to work in the field of publishing, production and electronics as a recording, mixing engineer and as a recording studio owner.
Jim Messina is both the creator and facilitator of “The Songwriters’ Performance Workshop”, wherein Jim leads 6-day intensive workshops for songwriters and singers at retreats, resorts and hotels around the country.
Jim Messina wife:
In 1970, Jim Messina married actress Jenny Sullivan; the marriage ended ten years later in 1980. They had no children. Jim Messina has a son, recording engineer and musician Julian Messina (born 1992), from a relationship in the early 1990s.
In 2001, Jim Messina met his second wife, Michaela Laza Messina, an opera singer and a music teacher. They have a daughter, Josey (born 2006).
Jim Messina currently resides near Franklin, TN.