Jim Pharis is an acoustic folk blues musician from Louisiana.
Pharis' sound reflects his musical influences, artists such as Jorma Kaukonen, Mississippi John Hurt and Leo Kottke.
Jim began playing guitar at 12 years old. His first (and only) guitar instructor was an avid Chet Atkins fan.
Those early guitar lessons laid the groundwork for Pharis' dynamic fingerstyle guitar style.
Pharis has performed with and been on the same bill as David Sanger (Asleep At The Wheel), Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos), Albert Collins and
John Lee Hooker
Jim Pharis' sound is acoustic guitar driven folk blues and includes both vocal tunes and fingerstyle guitar instrumentals. He has released three CDs, the most recent being 2018's High Mileage.
High Mileage was favorably reviewed in the November 2018 Fingerstyle Guitar Edition of Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
AGM called it a "Solid set of originals, blues, and gospel covers".
High Mileage has received play on radio stations in the U.S., the U.K., and South Africa.
Blues Blast Magazine
All About Vocals.com
Minor 7th Magazine
“Hey Jim, I just wanted to share with you that I got some wonderful compliments about your recent performance. Our staff said you were extremely professional and talented (they’re musicians, so they would know!) and I heard from several patrons as well that your show was awesome! Thank you so much for being a part of our schedule! — Rachel Delanoix - MOD Coffeehouse, Galveston, Tx.”