Phone: 314-664-3449


CDs available at

"Then, Again: A Harp Life"

"Baker-McClaren Band, Live at the Tap Room"

"About Unity"

Solo Available

 Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica and Techno-harmonies


Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Drums, Harmonies


Jim McClaren started playing professionally in 1978 as a member of the Soulard Blues Band, featured on harmonica. After 23 years (which included 6 Lps and CDs and 2 European tours) he left to start the Baker-McClaren Band - a band formed of star players from the St. Louis music scene. Today he divides his playing schedule between the St. Louis Social Club (another allstar band), solo acoustic gigs with guitar and harmonica and a duo combo - Ribtip & Rogers. His playlist covers a wide spectrum of Americana music and original material. Jim plays Hohner Marine Band and Special 20 harmonicas and was "Mr. November" on the 1986 Hohner Harmonica Artists calendar. His retired harmonics (over 900) have been added to the National Blues Museum in St. Louis. Jim was the first person to perform at the grand reopening of the St. Louis landmark Peabody Opera House.