Jim Volk        Progressive Roots

 

Jim Volk's masterful yet whimsical performances have spellbound audiences of all age groups and backgrounds for three decades. His fiery, melodic hybrid style of picking has incurred countless comparisons to Kottke, Keaggy and Tommy E. His solo release, “Blue Wheels…and Other Guitar Favorites” has drawn much critical acclaim and award nationwide. The new instrumental CD, “Past Atmospheres-Present States” was released 2014.

Volk artfully incorporates traditional fingerstyle and electric guitar techniques and devises for a truly “Modern Acoustic” presentation while keeping the traditional essence intact.

Jim Volk’s critically acclaimed and award winning solo guitar work draws from traditional and contemporary styles around the world. More like a bird's eye journey of the world of music rather than focusing on one specific style. He will go from the 16th century to '70s rock then swing it Like Chet meets Django within a measure; and oh the fun listeners have trying to count the number of themes he has woven into that 10 minute medley. And of course, plenty of of classic favorites that span a few decades and as well as delightfully quirky moments of musical entertainment; Bluegrass Ukulele ?...

Short Attention Span Guitar Theater” ?! and yes, Volk sings.

Jim conducts guitar clinics as well as individual classes and workshops at Uptown Music in Westerville Ohio.

 

Jim plays with an urgency that astounds.” San Antonio Action

One of the best three guitarists I’ve heard all year.”  Will Ackerman, Founder of Windham Hill Records

“Jim Volk is a Modern Acoustic master.”   Dayton Impact Weekly

“ …communicates the purity of a masterful guitarist whose thoughtful melodies make audible a new approach to guitar music. Beyond its shear lucid intensity, Volk's playing is hauntingly captivating, remarkable, and brilliantly crafted.”

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