Jim Lloyd is a barber, musician, and storyteller, who lives, works, and plays in Rural Retreat, Virginia. Lloyd doesn’t fit in a single neat category as musician or entertainer. Much like Doc Watson, his mountain upbringing provided a much more eclectic background that just the traditional music they mastered, including the pop and jazz they heard on radio and records. Jim, further, never made a choice between bluegrass and old-time, between open back and resonator banjos, between overhand and Scruggs style banjo playing. He never made a choice between banjo and guitar, those just the most frequently used of the several instruments he has mastered.