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.”

Minor 7th.com


Upcoming Shows


Plum Run Winery

3946 Broadway, Grove City, OH

February 21,Saturday 7-9 Plum Run Winery 3946 Broadway Grove City, OH 614-991-0338

Age limit: 21+ or w/adult



Music on Main

Partners Park , 125 E. Sixth St., Marysville, OH

August 27, 2015 Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Partners Park Address: 125 E. Sixth St. Marysville, OH 43040

Music on Main - Thursday Night Music Series



Brunings Wine Cellar

2476 Commons Boulevard, Beavercreek, OH

February 13, Friday 5-8 Brunings Wine Cellar 2476 Commons Boulevard, Beavercreek, OH 937-426-4950

no cover



Hocking Hills Winery

30402 Freeman Rd, Logan, OH

showtime 6-9 30402 Freeman Rd, Logan, OH 43138 · (740) 385-7117

Age limit: 21+ or w/adult



Wyandotte Winery

4640 Wyandotte Dr., Columbus, OH

Wyandotte Winery 4640 Wyandotte Dr. Columbus , OH 43230 Tel: (614) 476-3624


 Steel River Recordings

1601 W. 5th Ave. # 151 Columbus, OH 43212