A collection of photos covering a variety of “sightings” from over the years. Some “fun” photos from his youth and some current with his favorite artists. Maybe even a vacation photo or two from his rare breaks from the shop.
Doyle Dykes and Phil Keaggy visit
Bob Taylor with Jim in Tecate Mexico
Boz Scaggs at Olson guitars summer of 2017 to order a guitar
Golfing with Jesse Ventura at the TPC Twin cities.
Justin Hayward with Sue and Jim after a recent show in Burnsville Minnesota.
Jim with his dear friend Phil Keaggy
Luthier Dana Bourgeois taking time to visit with Jim After speaking to students at the Red wing vocational school
Jim was thrilled to personally deliver Zac Brown his recently purchased Mahogany / Adirondack SJ
My dear friends Paolo and Roberto in Rome
Doyle Dykes picking up his new cut-away guitar!
The Olson family taken Thanksgiving 2015
On the couch with Crosby, Stills and Nash
Leo Kottke listening to Jim "ramble" about how he does it..
Olson owner John Michael Talbot visits the shop
Kathy Mattea and Tim Obrien
John D'Addario (D'Addario Strings) joining Jim and friends Bob Paymar and Brian Applegate for a round of golf at "Desert Mountain" in Arizona
With test pilot Doug Shane.
of Doug's SpaceShipOne guitar
Jim and Kevin Ryan pose for a picture next to SpaceShipOne only hours after witnessing its return from space.
of their experience at Jim's Visit to Scaled Composites
Onstage with Leo Kottke at the Ordway Theater in St Paul before his show.
Jim with Kathy Mattea in his shop at the church
Dallas Holm and his Black Olson visit Jim in the shop
Michael Card visited Jim in early 2002
With a trio of enormously talented Olson players: Scott Dente, Phil Keaggy, and Wes King as they visitied Jim in his shop
With Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues going back to the early 90's
James Taylor, Sue and Jim, taken backstage at the Hollywood Bowl
Humble beginnings: Jim in his first"shop"—the the basement of his house in 1975
Jim from a talent contest in 1971 at the St. Paul Vocational School
Sue and Jim 1971 in a photo booth in Panama City Florida.
Jim with the "Gremlins" in 1966
Jim with his cousin Bill Engstrom. Nice hats! Now who dressed these kids anyway?