FIRST LIGHT is the virtual band of Jim Wiehoff. Jim has played guitar and bass for many years and more recently began to explore drums, keyboards, and pedal steel guitar. After decades of playing other people's music, Jim is excited to be creating new tunes of his own. He is making his first foray into on-line music and is enjoying the experience. He hopes you enjoy the results. Check back often for new material.
Why this name?
FIRST LIGHT has numerous meanings in both the physical and spiritual world that fit nicely with the variety of instrumental songs the band is producing.
Do you play live?
Jim has many years of live playing experience.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Being heard is its own reward, but it never hurts to listen to a good offer. :-)
Your influences?
Too numerous to list but key influences are Alison Krauss and Union Station, The Rippingtons (Russ Freeman), Snuffy Walden, Clint Black, Tom Scholz, The Eagles, Fleetwood-Mac, Third Day, Earl Klugh, The Outlaws, 38 Special, Eric Johnson, Merle Haggard, and Emmylou Harris...
Equipment used:
Cubase 5, MOTU Ultralite III, Wharfdale monitors, Langcaster, Fender, and Ibanez electric guitars and basses, R. Taylor acoustic guitar, Carter pedal steel guitar, Yamaha keyboards, IKMultimedia, Spectrasonics, and Izotope software.
Anything else...?
Kudos to Ottis Stahl III at PHOENIX MARKETING GROUP for the cool new FIRST LIGHT banner. Check out for more information. Also...a special thanks to the fine folks at Danny D's Guitar Hacienda in League City, Texas. Great people...great guitar techs...great place!
Jim and Langcaster