||Jim Volk is an Ohio icon of modern
acoustic guitar with an amazing talent - and, lot's of stand up
energy. He plays mostly if not all originals, however, recently he
attended a Tommy Emmanuel workshop and has been working very hard
to add a few of Tommy's tunes to his repertoire. Tonight at a
benefit for public radio station 90.5 at Scotty McBean's Coffee Shop in
Beechwold - he donned a thumb pick and debuted his first public
performance of a couple of Tommy's tunes: Man with a Green Thumb,
and, Chet's Ramble. He was out of sight.
Tommy Emmanuel is probably the most talented
finger style guitarist alive today and it is wonderful to see that Jim
has added his music to his venue. Jim and
Tommy have similar very energetic approaches to their
performances. And, utilizing that energy, Jim is adding a
wonderful new dimension to his show.
He finished the evening with a very upbeat collage of
several popular tunes mixed together in Jim Volk style. He is
always a real big treat for this writer to see.