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

May30

Spinoza's

2727 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH

 

Spinoza's 2727 Fairfield Commons /upper level, entrance B Beavercreek, OH 937-426-7799

7-10 showtime

Age limit: All ages

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Jun5

Plum Run Winery

3946 Broadway, Grove City, OH

 

3946 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123 (614) 991-0338 7-9 showtime

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Jun6

Hocking Hills Winery

30402 Freeman Road, Logan, OH

 

HockingHillsWinery.com

740-385-7117

Age limit: 21+ or w/adult

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Jun13

Java Central

20 South State St. , Westerville, OH

 

February 14, Saturday 7-9 Java Central 20 South State St. Westerville, OH 614-839-0698

no cover Age limit: All ages

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Jun20

Caesar Creek Vineyards

962 Long Road, Xenia, OH

 

Caesar Creek Vineyards 962 Long Road, Xenia, OH (937) 479-4278 showtime 6-8

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Jun26

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

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Jun27

Rockside Vineyards

2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster, OH

 

February 28, Saturday 5-8 Rockside Vineyards 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE Lancaster, OH 740-687-4414

Age limit: 21+ or w/adult

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 Steel River Recordings

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

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