Jim Hawkins is a Colorado singer and songwriter. He draws from his experiences growing up in Wyoming, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado to tell stories of the new and old West. Jim and good friend Fred Hamilton have combined to make a CD of original songs under the name Ute City Rangers. Fred lives in Gainesville Florida and combines his musical skills with his technical expertise to create the finished songs. Jim is a retired Denver Fire Department firefighter and medic as well an old desert rat, who spent much of his youth in the Sonoran deserts of Arizona. His songs often reflect his thoughts about those days. As a lover of history, he often interjects obscure details into his songs that may or may not be known by the listener but add a certain sense of intrigue to the story.