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Jimmy Vivino

Guitarist / Singer / Songwriter / Music Director

Jimmy Vivino (aka Jimmy V) has always considered himself “a blues man with a job”. Although best known for serving 26 years as Conan O’Brien’s musical director, guitarist and bandleader, his experience in the music business predates that by 20 plus years.

Jimmy V has produced, lead bands and recorded with a countless number rock and roll and blues artists for five decades including the likes of Hubert Sumlin, Warren Haynes, Bob Weir, Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, Johnnie Johnson, Son Seals, Shemekia Copeland, Levon Helm, Phoebe Snow, Dion, Laura Nyro, Bob Margolin, Lowell Fulson, John Sebastian, Joe Louis Walker and Al Kooper to name a few. When not producing, recording or touring with other artists, Jimmy still tours the country and the world with his own band and is due to release a new blues album later on this year (2022).


Day 166 - Jimmy Vivino

Jimmy Vivino was a blast to have on Dystopia Tonight! Larger than life, with great stories we covered all the basics, the joys of eating white paste, playdoh, recycling, Covid, the Beatles, the best foods to eat on the road, working with legends, his sta...