Jim Cole has long been
considered a favorite of many, the least not being that of luthier,
Jim Olson of Olson Guitars.
of Jim Cole's music dates back to the time well before he became a
player of Olson
Cole has a singing, playing, and writing style that immediately
evokes comparisons with James Taylor. But Cole's music more
explicitly pays tribute to Cole's Christian spirituality in its
lyrical content. Any fan of good acoustic folk-pop will
appreciate his work, but listeners who are additionally fan of
CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) will likely find his style
- James Olson
Guitars web site
OLSON GUITARS & JIM COLE
On his recordings, Jim uses two
of Olson's SJ models. These
instruments are prominently featured throughout the "Leap of Faith"
and "Live in Cincinnati" projects, not only in the music but also on
the cover artwork. The sound of Jim's cedar-top Olson is featured on
the intro to his version of the beloved hymn, "Be Thou My Vision" on
"Leap of Faith."
||"Jim Olson's guitars are the
finest guitars I've ever played! You can hear the love and
care he puts into every instrument."
BRUCE PETROS, PETROS GUITARS & JIM COLE
I stumbled onto Bruce Petros and his wonderful
guitars quite by accident. I was doing a series of concerts in the
Green Bay area of Wisconsin. On this particular night, I was in
Appleton attending a conference at which I would be performing the
following evening. To my surprise, I was asked to perform a song
that night. As I was explaining that all of my gear was back at the
hotel, a musician also attending the conference handed me a guitar.
It was a Petros Grand Concert model. Knowing how guitars can
embarrass musicians, especially when you're not acquainted with the
instrument, I reluctantly agreed.
What I discovered is that Bruce's guitars are very
gracious. It not only covered my mistakes, but made me sound much
better that night than I really was. I am very particular about the
instruments that I play. The tonal qualities of Bruce's guitars are
incredibly rich and the playability is exceptional. Additionally,
his guitars are visually stunning. Check him out at www.petrosguitars.com.