Jim Lenger - bass/guitar/mandolin
NICKNAMES: Ray, Stingray, Noah, Kelso
FAVORITE BANDS/ARTISTS: Beatles, Jaco Pastorius, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, Dave Matthews Band, Led Zeppelin, Toad the Wet Sprocket, 311, G. Love and the Special Sauce, Rush, and Ricky Skaggs.
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Red Hot Chili Peppers, 311, Dave Matthews Band
FAVORITE ALBUMS: Achtung Baby, U2; Rubber Soul, The Beatles; Remember Two Things, Dave Matthews Band; Bluegrass Rules, Ricky Skaggs.
FAVORITE MUSICAL MOMENT: “My singing debut of the song ‘I See a Star’ in the fourth grade church junior choir. It was breathtaking.”
FAVORITE PASTIMES: “Soccer, fishing, biking, and
watching late 80’s hip-hop artists for flashy new
FAVORITE MOVIES: Caddyshack, Forrest Gump
FAVORITE READING MATERIAL: “Biographies, Life magazine for the neat pictures, the encyclopedia, the Holland Sentinel, Forrest Gump - the book.”
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Ignorance is the key to everything inlife. An ignorant person is constantly surprised.” - Winston Groom
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT DURING A PERFORMANCE: “When I arrived in the States just as Beatlemania was starting. At the time I was James, the Beatle who played the mandolin. They didn’t have enough room on the stage, but when we played Ed Sullivan, I was jammin’ on the side of the stage. I don’t think the camera ever caught me.”
BAND YOU PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN: “G. Love and the Special Sauce or 98 Degrees, if my voice would come around.”
FUN FACTS: He was born in High Point, NC, but James grew up in Holland, MI. He remains a Tarheel at heart. His general dislike for large dogs stems from being tackled by one as a small child. (He has no problems with Buddy, the Lenger family’s very small dog.) James is a huge fan of Wok-In/Wok-Out, “the best restaurant in the world.”