Nashville Session Player/Recording 

JJ is an accomplished steel and utility player renowned for his exceptional musical prowess in the country music scene. With an impressive background in playing steel for Larry Fleet contributing his skills in pedal steel, lap steel, and dobro to create the distinctive sounds that define Larry's music. His versatility as a utility player further adds depth to the band's sonic landscape, showcasing his ability to adapt to various musical styles and requirements.

In addition to his role with Larry Fleet, JJ has demonstrated his musical expertise as a member of Neon Union, a collaboration with Andrew Millsaps and Leo Brooks. Leo Brooks, known for his role as the music director for Pitbull, attests to JJ's ability to deliver outstanding performances in diverse musical genres. JJ's extensive experience includes sharing the stage with acclaimed artists such as Shay Mooney, Danny Myrick, Matt Hall, Paul Overstreet, Marty Fredrickson, and the iconic Carrie Underwood. This impressive roster of collaborations reflects JJ's reputation as a sought-after steel guitarist, garnering recognition among industry peers and music enthusiasts alike.


Beyond live performances, JJ has established himself as a seasoned touring musician, traversing various stages to bring his musical talents to audiences worldwide. His involvement in recording sessions further highlights his proficiency, showcasing his skills not only as a steel guitarist but also as a guitarist. With a rich and diverse musical background, JJ stands as a testament to his dedication and contribution to the vibrant world of country music.


The steel guitar is a type of guitar that is played horizontally, with the strings facing upward, using a slide or a metal bar to fret the strings. There are different variations of steel guitars, including pedal steel, lap steel, and dobro, each with its unique features:

  1. Pedal Steel Guitar: This type of steel guitar is equipped with pedals and knee levers that allow the player to change the pitch of certain strings while playing, creating a smooth and fluid sound. Pedal steel guitars are often used in country and western music.

  2. Lap Steel Guitar: Played on the player's lap, this type of steel guitar typically has a solid body and is played with a metal or glass slide. It produces a distinctive smooth and gliding sound. Lap steel guitars are used in various genres, including blues and Hawaiian music.

  3. Dobro: Short for "Dopyera Brothers," the dobro is a type of resonator guitar with a metal resonator cone. It is played with a slide and is known for its distinctive metallic and twangy sound. Dobros are often used in bluegrass and folk music.

The steel guitar's unique playing style and the ability to produce sliding and bending notes contribute to its characteristic sound, making it a popular choice in various musical genres.

Guitar- Lead and Acoustic 

Jon can record all the guitars on your album. This includes acoustic, lead/ electric, and slide guitar. He has a variety of amps and can access any sounds that you need for your track. 

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Pedal Steel 

JJ has been playing pedal steel for over 10 years and has a repertoire that expands to any genre- country, folk, blues, hip hop, rap, americana, pop, rock, and many more. 

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Dobro/ Lap Steel

Jon plays both lap steel and dobro. He is well versed in both and can adapt either instrument to any song and style. 

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More Info on Steel Guitar Recording

Jon Jimmerson can record and play Pedal Steel, Dobro, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Keys/ Piano, and Mandolin on your song and or album. 
Steel Guitarist for Recording Steel Guitar
JJ is a steel guitarist based out of Nashville, TN. He has a studio where he sends the majority of his sessions from. Jon is a studio pedal steel player you can play anything from country to rock to Americana to singer-songwriter. He would be a great fit if you are looking for a steel guitarist for your album, single, or song. 

Derby D10 and Show Pro Loyd Green

JJ has several different steel guitars but his favorites are his Derby and his Show Pro, the Shopro is great for singer-songwriter/ CCM and worship music while the Derby is great for everything else whether it be country, rock, Americana, etc. Jon also plays Lap Steel Guitar which is perfect for Blues and Rock. His main lap steel is a Magnatone from 1952. 

Recording Steel Guitar

One of those uncommon instruments that most people have heard of but have no idea what it is is the pedal steel guitar. The instrument's distinctive tone can be heard on innumerable recordings and performances on stages all over the world. The pedal steel guitar is less mysterious than it appears, despite the fact that it is comparatively unfamiliar among listeners.

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So how does the Pedal Steel Guitar work? 


The foot pedals' rods pull on a cross rod that is fastened to the steel guitar's chassis when a player depresses the pedals. Pull rods that extend to the changer mechanism close to the pedal steel's bridge or pickup area are attached to this cross rod. Individual changer fingers and springs are connected to these pull rods, which push, pull, or release the strings that are fastened to the bridge. The pitches of a single string or a group of strings can be raised or decreased in this way.


Why Should You Use a Professional Steel Guitarist for your Track?

It takes expert-level musicianship and high learning speed to be a successful session musician. This necessitates ongoing, consistent practice. People skills: Session musicians work with a wide range of people in addition to marketing themselves. JJ has over 15 years of session experience. He will send you clean, well-tunes, rich tone, perfect part-type tracks for your single. 
Nashville Session Player 

If you have any recording needs, Jon can help. For session playing needs with any instruments not listed, he can point you in the right direction.