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Jim, My family and I just met you and your sweet wife at the memorial service for Buffalo Bill Cody. As I was shopping around at the gift shop there, I heard your voice as you were doing sound check and I was struck by your voice and masterful guitar playing. I had to run out of the store and see who you were! You were so gracious and kind to us and our children. Our daughters loved the coins you gave them to place on Buffalo Bill's grave. We're enjoying listening to your CD as we travel along on our vacation in the west. Bless you both.
Marcie - Rmaa93@gmail.com
Sevierville, TN USA - Monday, June 05, 2017

Hi Jim, Our family saw your performance at the Denver Area Council boy Scout Camporee in 2015, Colorado. My son plays Nautilus every morning as his wake up call. He is currently planning to pursue a path in Marine Science. Listening to the album this morning, I realized how much your songs have influenced his passion for exploring our amazing oceans. Thank you for the inspiration in your music.
Colette Kinnard - cletk2@aol.com
Westminster, CO USA - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Jim, I am so sorry I wasn't able to make it tonight, my new battery for my car was so dead it wouldn't even open the locks and didn't want to take the truck. Talked with Angela and told her. I am so bummed!!!! Please let me know when you are in the area again, not just here, Cheyenne, Grand Junction, etc., nd I will keep your website in my favorites!!! Take care, Later, Leafer PS: Good thing I didn't offer a ride to the airport......
Steve Leaf - stevenleaf@hotmail.com
Colorado Spring, CO USA - Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hi Jim. I'm sure you don't remember, but in 1971 I attended the first summer music camp at Kearney State. You were also there. You were assigned to a roommate you didn't know and ended up switching rooms with me. I was a drummer. Later when I was a college student I got to see Timberline at the old Fireside Inn. I'm so glad to know you're still making music. Love your talent. I gave up music for about 20 years while raising my family. I got back into it as a worship musician nearly 20 years ago, and for the past 4 or 5 years I've gotten back to classic rock and blues in the KCMO area. I love every minute of it, and have developed a reputation as being pretty ok lol. Id love to see to play Knuckleheads Saloon in KC. Great venue even though I only get to play the Saturday open jams there. Best of luck Jim.
Steve Bister - stbister@hotmail.com
Overland Park, Ks USA - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hi Jim, you probably don't remember me. I used to bartender in Breckenridge and you played there for happy hour. It was always a great show.
Jeff Granowsky - jgranowsky@msn.com
Fort Collins , Colo United States - Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Jim, I listened to you through Jr High and High School as a Kearney kid did back then. I can remember Doug McBride, whose parent's owned the Dairy Queen, and Don DeBeck took me to Foster Field at Kearney State College to hear Timberline for the first time. I was probably 15 or 16 and I was just sure you were going to be the biggest star in the music industry! I wore my old Timberline album out, and have just ordered another CD tonight, as one of my daughters has run off with thee last one I purchased. Thank you for your drive and continuing to Perdue your God-given gift of music. It's a magical, wonderful thing that you have. Thank you and Chuck and others who have generously shared that gift with us. I know it hasn't always been easy. May God richly bless you and your family as you have blessed mine.
Jenae Kennedy Bauer - jlbauer84@gmail.com
Adams, NE USA - Friday, October 14, 2016

Jim, I had the pleasure of meeting you and listening to you play when my friends Jim and Sally Ratts and Severing would play during the Runaway Express and Wild Jimbo days. You and I ran into each other at the airport in Denver a couple of times during those days. I had the pleasure of listening to you play and sing tonight during the John Denver Tribute Concert at Boettcher Hall. It was a great concert and was a great tribute to John Denver. I hope you will continue with this great memory of John Denver's music. It was great seeing and hearing you again. Glad you are still going strong! We also have another friend in common, Ron Jolly!
Rob Piekarski - robincolorado@gmail.com
Lakewood, Colo USA - Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jim have never had the pleasure to see you in concert in person. But in our little community ( city ), there's not a wedding, prom, get together of some sort that your great music isn't being played at... Keep all the great tunes coming... This little city most likely is one of your best sale sites ... Tomahawk Wi. Again great music....
erv Bruesewitz - bgdowg619@hotmail.com
Irma, wi USA - Friday, September 09, 2016

We had the pleasure of hearing you perform today in Breckenridge at Father Dyer UMC. What a blessing! You are such a talented musician and we really enjoyed all your musical offerings. All the best to you in your future pursuits.
Ben & Kristi Stringer - Kristi_stringer@sbcglobal.net
Springfield, Mo USA - Monday, August 08, 2016

Great meeting you at the Grove this year. Really enjoyed your music ( especially the Northwood song)and our game of golf. Will keep an eye on your schedule and hope our paths cross again!
Steve Hyatt - hyatt26@bellsouth.net
Fort Lauderdale, Flor USA - Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Jim, 30 years ago in Breck, your music helped me find my zest for life, and self esteem again.I sincerely Thank you. I have had a wonderful life. I would like to buy a CD version of "Genuine Colorado" I had this cassette tape for years, and it recently broke. Any chance this option is available? I look forward to buying your music...again. Thank you for your light and appreciation of our world. What a gift you have shared!
Debra Jordan - dbrajordan@aol.com
Woodland Park, CO USA - Saturday, January 30, 2016

Thanks Jim for a wonderful performance again with us at the Bismarck, ND Energy show. It is a pleasure talking and working that event with you and we look forward to next time. You are extremely talented. Thanks for the CD. Be safe in your travels.
Todd Rowley - CAP Logistics - toddr@caplogistics.com
SLC, UT USA - Friday, January 29, 2016

What a pleasure it was to see and listen to you tonight at the Riverhouse. Amazing talent and such a genuine soul. Thankyou for your talents and thankyou for the CDs. We are listening now.
Adrian Cullen - Adeycullen@gmail.com
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Saturday, January 02, 2016

I used to love listening to the cassette tapes I had of a couple of your albums from way back when I lived in Summit County in the early 1980s...but now I don't have anything to play cassettes on so I was thrilled to be able to get MP3s of some of your older songs. Wish you would come play on the East Coast!
GJoAnne Meadows - jlrydzynski@aol.com
Glenmont, NY USA - Thursday, November 05, 2015

I went to your concert at the World this afternoon and just have to thank you for an amazing 3 hours. Your talent leaves me speechless. Looking forward to Minden in November. I recorded the last song you and James sang together but it is too long to send. He definitely has found his nitch! Thank you for your humbleness and love for what you do and for your fans. I look forward to being able to get a copy of the recording. Sue
Sue Anderson - sa05709@hotmail.com
Holdrege, Ne USA - Saturday, September 12, 2015

I just purchased 4 Tickets for your Saturday Concert at The World Theatre in Kearney. Scott and I look forward to seeing you again. See you Saturday!
Karen Frauen - kffrauen@gmail.com
Kearney, Nebr USA - Wednesday, September 09, 2015

On my own accord, not with any request from Jim, I would recommend Jim Salestrom without hesitation. A tremendous Nebraska family with South Central Nebraska roots. He would be a great draw for us baby boomers who remember Timberline. I have a 17 year old and she has Jim's music on all of her playlists. The music is timeless and heartfelt. We have had Jim on campus for performances and in the community. He is accommodating and reliable. He has fans of all age groups. Simply put, he is one of the great Nebraska performers. Please add my name to the list of recommending Jim Salestrom. I would happy to visit with you about any aspect. He is one of the good guys in this world and happens to be a wonderful performer. Our State Fair would be lucky to have him.
Doug Kristensen
Kearney, NE - Friday, April 17, 2015

Jim Salestrom loves Shubb capos. When I met him, and he found out who I was, he asked me to autograph his guitar. There were no other autographs on his guitar; he just decided this spontaneously, because he was so blown away to meet the guy who made Shubb capos. We're talking about someone who's accustomed to working with big name stars. He spent years on the road with John Denver, and likewise Dolly Parton. Anyhow, I signed his guitar, and tried to make it as small and tidy as I could.

Jim fronts his own group these days, but I've always seen him work as a solo. He is a captivating singer /songwriter /storyteller, an accomplished guitarist, and a consummate pro.

Jim Salestrom has such a gentle personality that it's difficult to imagine him ever having a hard word with anyone, but he tells me that he occasionally had to take John Denver to task. Apparently Denver had the habit of "borrowing" Jim's Shubb capos, and "forgetting" to return them.

Often when Jim and I meet, as he approaches he will take his Shubb capo from his pocket and display it aloft, smiling, as a greeting. People must think we belong to some secret fraternity. Come to think of it, I guess we do.
Rick Shubb
USA - Saturday, December 20, 2014

You have such a great gift Jim. I always remember the time when I ran into John Denver at Channel 4 in the hallway right outside my office door. It was right before we lost him. I mentioned your name, he lit up, he was so complimentary about your voice and your talent. I was proud to know you, he was genuinely prouder . . .

Don't Stop posting videos . . . You're in your element on stage. You brought such joy the time you joined our Channel 4 Management Team in the mountains and had a sing along, that was the best.
Tom Mares
USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hey Jim, Thanks so much for sending our order so quickly. Growing up in Nebraska, we jammed to Timberline in high school & college&Not to mention on frequent road trips to Summit County. As a teen & young adult, our family spent time in winters and summers along the Blue River in Breck. We always looked to see where you might be playing. Your music is just so heartwarming & even better in person. Now, many years later, with our own four kids, we again frequent Breck, along the Blue River several times a year. Still today, Timberline runs through my heard each and every time we reach the foothills on our way into the Mountains. Thanks for being a part of a lifetime of Mountain memories. We are in TX now & heard After the War on the Mark Davis show on Veterans Day&so moving. That prompted me to go to your website. Glad to have a CD of The Great Timber Rush&saw my old cassette at my parents house recently&but dont have anything to play it on:) Just Thought Id share! Well hope to catch you playing sometime soon. Janey Bond
Janey Bond - SpruceIslandBreck@verizon.net
Texas, TX USA - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jim, my husband and I just moved to Breckenridge from Tennessee a month ago, and last week we joined the Father Dyer United Methodist Church. Today we were lucky enough to hear you perform in our church! I absolutely loved it, especially the Bristlecone Pine song. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with our church! Now I will have to see about getting some of your CD's and hope to be able to see you in concert sometime! Phyllis Martinelli
Phyllis Martinelli - phyllis.martinelli@gmail.com
Breckenridge, CO USA - Sunday, August 03, 2014

Hey...was in Steamboat Springs over the 4th and heard this awesome performer at the top of the gondola and he sounded familiar. Then when he (you) said you were from central America -- Kearney, Nebraska -- I instantly connected Timberline. Fan back in late 70s at Kearney State. Great to see your success and your warm personality that still comes through.
Jean - cullen7468@msn.com
Boise, ID USA - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Jim, I grew up in Holdrege and celebrated my 1978 high school reunion this weekend in Loomis, was great to see everyone. I don't think we ever met because I moved to Holdrege in 1969. I was speaking with Dave Johnson a classmate and a friend of yours, Dave mentioned that you attended school in Holdrege and that you were a famous song writer. I live in Littleton, CO now and was always a fan of John Denver and Dolly Parton. It's great to know that there are successful song writers and musicians coming out of NE. I hope to see you perform someday and will check your upcoming schedule of performances in the near future. Dave says hello and I send my regards as well. Take care, Rick Meyers
Rick Meyers - Rickemco@yahoo.com
Holdrege, NE USA - Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hi Jim, My sympathy on the loss of your mother. My niece Brenda sent a note about my brother, Gary and I just wanted to add my thanks to you for always remembering him. He really enjoyed your music and I have good memories of being together to hear you perform. Keep up your good work. Barb Swider
Barb Swider - baswider@yahoo.com
Breckenridge, Colo USA - Monday, March 03, 2014

Jim, so sorry for the loss of your mother. I just lost my dad who was a avid fan of you and your music. His name was Gary Docherty, the sister of Barb Swider who lives in Breck. My dad saw you perform many times in Summit County and had all your C.D.'s. We played your song "Grateful" with the video of Colorado scenes we got from u tube at the funeral. It was such a fitting song and my dad would have loved it. We even had a photo of you and my dad displayed at the reception. I sing that song to myself often and think of my dad and I am Grateful for you and your music which brought him such joy. Thank you so much, Brenda Hanrath
Brenda Hanrath - brendahanrath@hotmail.com
Rancho Santa Ma, Ca USA - Sunday, March 02, 2014

WELLFLEET, NE USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Great concert at Heritage Bay ! Really enjoyed it, thanks !
Scott Scheele - scott@metroairmn.com
Naples, FL USA - Sunday, January 12, 2014

Having the honor of knowing you thru Bohemia and truly enjoying you and your musical experise, I am now in Evergreen and looking forward to seeing you more often. Your music and website are both awesome! You are a rare gem, Jim. Now if that doesn't rhyme!!!! Bob Marks
Bob Marks - rtmarks1@gmail.com
Evergreen, Co. USA - Sunday, January 05, 2014

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