CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2023
Jimmy Goings is now a three time inductee into the South Dakota Rock & Roll Music Association's Hall of Fame, previously inducted with Ma’s Boys in 2013 and Wonderband in 2014. With a career spanning over 50 years, he was lucky enough to tour the Midwest during the heyday of Live touring Ballroom Bands. He played an active part in the vibrant Bay Area music scene in the early 70s, playing with Power House, Dorothy Morrison and the Family Drive, Loverde, and Sylvester. Goings went on to record six Albums and tour the World with his band, Santa Esmeralda, from the late 70s to the early 80s. He recorded, sang, played on, and produced albums for Phillips, Polydor, Arista, and Warner Brothers Records.
Today, Goings owns and operates his own production Company GFI Entertainment LLC along with his own publishing company EgoRhymes Music. He works as the production manager for the grammy award-winning 20-piece mambo band Pacific Mambo Orchestra. He continues to be busy making new music of his own and with independent artists, his own band Generation Esmeralda, developing new talent, and producing events for cities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“2023 is still quite active, and while I haven’t heard a lot of new records from the alternative country underground yet, this is easily one of the best LPs I’ve listened to so far of any genre.” - Mindy McCall