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"No matter what the odometer says, High Mileage runs like a dream"   Elmore Magazine


High Mileage won’t leave you stranded and won’t disappoint.  A downhome appeal from an agile guitarist with a folksy voice presenting something real and organic for listeners to enjoy."  All About Vocals


The rusting pickup truck on the cover of High Mileage, the third full-length album from Louisiana-based singer-songwriter Jim Pharis, is the subject of the collection’s cantering, bent-note title track. Over a stinging razor-wire riff, Pharis’ weathered, fraying vocal compares the automotive hulk to his own biological shell. He concludes that both may be battered but they’ll get the job done, an attitude that serves as the theme for this set of originals and country blues and 
gospel covers. Pharis does more than accept human frailties here; he cherishes them with infectious good humor. Acoustic Guitar Magazine November 2018


Pharis remains the modest musician and protector of the acoustic fingerpicking blues, which he once again masterfully shows on 'High Mileage'… “