Jimi has been playing guitar professionally since the age of 15. A native of Frederick Maryland, he has played extensively in the Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. area.
Jimi plays lead guitar in the very successful rock and blues band” The Jimi Cupino Project “and has shared the stage with national and international acts such as Duke Robillard, Ernie Hawkins, John Cephus, Wallace Coleman, Townsend Toller, Conway Twitty, Bill Anderson, Johnny Paycheck, and Mel Street.
Jimi has played lead guitar in several Frederick-area bands over the years, including Jeannie C and the Country Caravan, Dakota, and the popular southern rock trio Dangerous Dan & the Moondog Band. In 1996, Jimi appeared at Hagerstown’s Maryland Theatre and played lead guitar for “Always,” the successful tribute to Patsy Cline, and was the lead guitar player in the touring blues band “Ronnie Ray and the Coolers.
He has also worked as a studio guitarist in Baltimore, and been an avid blues aficionado for many years.
Currently you can hear Jimi playing acoustic Americana music with the unplugged version of “The Jimi Cupino Project” as well as the electric version of The Jimi Cupino Project..