I recently wrote about Jim Duff and his occupation as a songwriter but as fate would have it there is more to the story. This guy has become my friend and he continues to blow me away with his work ethic and passion for the craft of songwriting and music. He writes, writes and then writes some more. Occupation; songwriter? Check. But I would also add BADASS!
Please take a moment to click here and listen to a few of his songs.
As I have shared before, the story goes that even though he is known for many different talents, Kris Kristofferson always lists his occupation as songwriter. Once again, I suggest Jim Duff should do the same. But again, there is more to the story.
Jim had a bout with cancer a few years back. He went through a tough regimen of treatments and his medical team was confident that the melanoma was in remission. Unfortunately, this was not to be the case. Jim is now fighting to beat cancer yet again. In my opinion, if anyone can beat it, Jim can. And will.
In his life, he has been an actor, a builder of cellular phone towers, a successful software designer and, most importantly, a devoted dad to his children. This guy has driven cross country multiple times for work and he always used that time to listen to his muse and capture song ideas during those lonely drives. (Some of those ideas laid around for years before becoming songs.) So, in addition to these former roles now we can add these to the list: warrior, fighter, survivor and badass.
Much like his ancestor, Duff The Black, Jim will overcome all of this and continue to be one of the most talented and dedicated people I know.
Rock on, Jim Duff!