Grimm studied Traditional Music at Warren Wilson College under the tutelage of great players like Wayne Erbsen and Kevin Kehrberg. He also studied guitar, banjo, mandolin, and singing with the Western North Carolina music master, Josh Goforth. Josh was the obvious choice when it came to finding a producer for Jackson's latest album.
Grimm also plays extensively as a sideman for his father, singer-songwriter Tim Grimm. Touring with Tim has taken him to over 20 states in the US and 7 countries in Europe (Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, & England). He has appeared on, written songs on, and co-produced the last two Tim Grimm albums. Jackson has also shared the stage and played with singer-songwriters Ben Bedford, Krista Detor, and Jennie DeVoe.
Grimm also accompanies the Montana singer-songwriter, Old Sap.
Jackson Grimm marries folk pop melodies with the lonesome sound of traditional Appalachian music. In a region with a strong music culture, it is no surprise that Grimm's songwriting is representative of his musical birthplace: Asheville, NC. His songs run the gambit from an homage to a traditional country waltz in "If Not For You", an unrequited love song driven by a Beatles-esque melody in "I'd Hold You (But I Don't Wanna Hold You)", to a drunken partygrass song à la Old Crow Medicine Show in "Last Train Home".
Grimm lives in Asheville, North Carolina, and can be found playing solo or around Western North Carolina with bluegrass band, The Bull Moose Party. The band is also the band on Grimm's latest album by the same name, "The Bull Moose Party"