Luthier Jim Olson of Olson Guitars

James A. Olson is a legend in the world of acoustic guitar making. The Minnesota-based luthier is a cult favorite among guitar collectors around the world thanks to the instruments he’s built for James Taylor (Taylor’s Olson was once immortalized … Continue reading

Between the Strings

It was the last straw, the one that broke the camel’s back. I won’t say it precipitated a nervous breakdown, but I was probably just this side of it as I stood in the shower and cried. Only moments before, … Continue reading

The adventure of a lifetime!

In March of 2015, I had the adventure of a lifetime! It began when I was planning a trip to visit my friends Bob Taylor (to tour their new Mexican facility), and also to visit with Doug Shane (to tour … Continue reading

James Taylor presents Jim Olson with a "One Man Band" RIAA Plaque

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 … Continue reading


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