Jim Cathcart

Jim Cathcart

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Solo guitarist and singer, primarily works as a professional speaker. Have addressed over 2,600 audiences around the world. Typically performs a few songs as part of a speech or seminar. Author of 14 books including 2 bestsellers: The Acorn Principle and Relationship Selling.

Biography

Classic baby boomer (born 1946, graduated HS 1964)
Influences: Beatles, Glenn Campbell, Peter Paul and Mary, John Denver, Mommas and Poppas, Eagles, Jim Croce, Neil Diamond, Four Preps, Kingston Trio, Hank Williams, Garth Brooks, Dan Fogelberg, Don McLean, Simon and Garfunkel, Merle Haggard, The Kinks, The Ventures, Paul Anka, Elvis, of course.

Lyrics

Riding Free

Written By: Jim Cathcart

Riding Free
By Jim Cathcart
Copyright 1968, 2004

I’m riding free, got the highway at my feet,
No place to be and no schedules to meet,
There’s not a thing in the world to tie me down.

The buses pass me by, their destinations on their face,
No names on me Man I’m not going just one place,
I go where I want to be, to any town.

Nothing but my mood to guide me,
I follow the road I like best,
One week I may go to Mexico,
The next I’m headed northwest.

Two wheels below me and open road ahead,
Don’t need much money ‘cause I’m carrying my bed,
I’ll work one day for my bread, then travel on.

Don’t put me down Man I’m doing what I like,
Yes I’m happy when I’m out here on my bike,
I’m seeing the world my own way, come on along.

Nothing but my mood to guide me,
I follow the road I like best,
One week I may go to Ohio,
The next I’m headed southwest.

Ninety miles to Little Rock, my roots and memories,
I’ll pause but new and winding roads are calling me,
My goal’s the ride not the place, I’m riding free.
My goal’s the ride not the place, I’m riding free.

Discography

On my website www.cathcart.com there are video clips of me speaking in public, doing interviews, and one of me playing my song Riding Free during an interview. You'll also find my Blog and articles there.