Sep 10, 2019
Jim Nichols has an unusual approach to the guitar - he uses a thumb pick and fingers to play everything from Chet Atkins style to modern jazz.
He served as master instructor for the Jamey Aebersold Jazz
Workshops, Stanford Jazz Workshops and held clinics on both jazz
and Atkins style for the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society national
convention in Nashville.
In addition to an acoustic duo CD with Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, and a duo CD with fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith, Jim and his wife Morning, have 5 CDs to their credit.
Jim's solo CD, "Jazz and Country" was chosen by Guitar Player Magazine as a "pick of the year" for '96 and in 2001, he was featured in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
In this episode, Jim and I talk about how he started playing guitar, his inspirations, and his approach to blending Chet Atkins fingerstyle and jazz guitar.
(Time stamps are for audio version of the podcast.)