Jim was thrilled to personally deliver Zac Brown his recently purchased Mahogany / Adirondack SJ cut-away before his concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Zac contacted Jim about making him a guitar after he had an opprtunity to play James Taylor's Olson. Zac and JT performed Zac's hit "Colder Weather" to close the show at the 2011 ACM Awards Colder Weather Before the Concert Zac held what is known as an "Eat and Greet" and fed over 100 lucky fans ( including Jim and Sue ) to a sit down dinner prepared by Zac's chef with Zac's famous recipes and served by members of the Zac Brown Band. Be sure to visit Zac Brown Band.com for all the latest.
We were surprised as anyone to see Paul Simon playing an Olson 12 string on his current tour. The guitar was apparently purchased on the used market.
Be sure to catch his concert if he is in your area. Also, check out Paul's new CD "So Beautiful or So What" now available everywhere or order it from his official web site
Paul Performing on his Olson at the I Tunes Festival Obvious Child
Country music artist Clint Black recently purchased an Olson SJ cedar top guitar. Clint was kind enough to send Jim this nice studio shot of him holding the guitar. You may have seen Clint recently on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice, and on Extreme Makeover Home Edition. To see if Clint and his band will be performing in a town near you, check out his website clintblack.com
Jim was recently honored when he was presented with an RIIA plaque from James Taylor. The award was to commemorate RIAA Certified Gold record sales for the Hear Music compact disc "One Man Band. It was so unexpected and probably undeserved... but so greatly appreciated. Thank you James! It will be proudly displayed at Olson guitars!
One Man Band, is a new CD/DVD set of live recordings, stories, and photos behind the songs. It was recorded at the Colonial Theatre in the Berkshires. It is an intimate setting featuring James with his "One Man Band" Larry Goldings on piano. If you missed the "One Man Band tour" now is your chance to bring it home to your living room! A brief video preview can be seen at Amazon.com. Amazon "One Man Band" ordering and preview
James Taylor made a return appearance to Boston's Fenway Park to perform the "National Anthem" before game 2 of the World Series. You can read the press release and view the performance at the MLB web site. JT National Anthem 2007
People magazine (July 20th 2006) had a nice photo of the legendary David Crosby with his Olson guitar in hand. The feature story included an interview, and photos of David's family.
Mentioned in the article was David's book of memoir titled "Since Then" as well as his soon to be released 52-song box set, "Voyage"
featuring his work from 1966 to 2004 along with 16 previously unreleased tracks.
The "Video Vault" is out most recent addition. We will be featuring videos from some of our favorite artists performing on their Olson Guitars.
We plan to show some vintage television footage as well as some recent. Check out the Video Vault from time to time to see what's new.
Be sure to check out the late, great, Chet Atkin's rendition of "Vincent" on an Olson Guitar if you haven't seen it.