Freelance Musician!


I'm Phil Manovsky, aka, Jim, an experienced musician and lead guitarist. (Don't pay attention to my age, its just a number) I also sing lead and can do back up vocals as well as play lead guitar. (Profile picture taken 9 months ago)

In the past years, I've toured over half the USA. I am a unique commerical Top 40, classic country picker with rock & roll roots. I have had parallel careers where finally now I can enjoy where my heart has always been, in my music. I am "retired" and trying to catch up on the years lost.

I am seeking a music opportunity where I can share my talents and further develope my music skillset. Ideally, I would like to play 6 + shows a month. I play top 40, Red Dirt, & Classic Country, Classic Rock, some Blues, and Original creations.

I performed on the "big stage" back in the day with Oklahoma Country Music Entertainers (LABEL: TPJ - Tom Paul Jones) Recording Artist's: Patty Mac & Bobby Thompson. CMUSA: Dale Davis & Jan Bolin, INDEPENDENT: Rusty Atherton, and Dusty Sylvers, & Dusty Roxx.

In the 1970's, I enjoyed a (2) year contract touring with "Country Music USA Road Show," a Tom Paterson - Shawnee Britton Music Production.

I also opened in concert with Choctaw Creek & Breakheart Pass Touring Bands for Charlie McClain, Cal Smith, Dennis Robbins, Stoney Edwards, and Davis Daniels.

I've turned down work with other major Nashville artists, and music opportunities due to having a parallel "public service" career.

I have performed in arena's, concert halls, night clubs, casino's, at special city events,and private parties.

2022 - PAST: (UP DATED) Due to "uncontrollable economic logistics" my Tennessee commitment to the SSRB has ended!

I was participating in a Country Music Project with Don Stafford & Six String Revolver from Murfreesboro - Franklin area. I was their "Hired Gun" lead guitarist. I can only say "great things" about Mr. Stafford's vocal & writing talents. You can find a library of Don's work at:

Furthermore, I have had the fortunate opportunity to spend the last 2 years working with some "fine" Tennessee pickers, some with Oklahoma roots. We performed at special event's and rehearsing at:

"RIDENHOUR STUDIO" where we produced & professionally videoed (3) SSRB Country Music Original Works by Don Stafford, July 2021.

You can watch (2) on this page, (VIDEO) with past Blackwater Smoke videos.


I am seeking a position as a freelance lead guitarist, aka hired gun.

I have dependable transportation & pro-attitude, and I am open to rehearsals and travel.


* You can "text" me at; 405 850 5702 and I'll hit you back asap.


I "DO NOT ANSWER" telephone calls I do not recognize! I get too many "robo calls" from Nancy, Linda, Jennifer, aka card services, Fraudulent Microsoft, Dell, IRS etc. lol!


I am confident about myself, a quick study, and my skillset is sharp & pro.

I have performed in a 3 - 4 piece band setting the majority of my music career. When playing country, I can create a steel guitar effect, and rock, a blazing rock guitar!


I have been motoring back and forth, "Oklahoma - Tennessee" working with both bands, Don Stafford & Six String Revolver, the David Chamberlain, another "talent rich" performer and his band. This DCB project ended in October 2021. (I met David in 1996, and in 2012 became a working contract member of his band) I also have done work for the Dirt Rich Band, OKC.

I have worked with multiple groups as a "Hired Gun" for several years, filling in the gaps with performances with the Blackwater Smoke Band, (6.5 yrs) formerly Geoff Scott Band, Shawnee, Oklahoma, we have (2) videos on this page, performing in concert (6) years running at the City of Choctaw, Oklahoma, OKTOBERFEST.


I was a member of, and played lead guitar for Foundation Records Recording Artist; "The Unknowns," managed by Tom Hayes & Talent Inc. Later I spent 4 years the lead guitarist for the rock group "Thunderhead," a Stretch Head Production. We were a "Heart & Foreigner" type - copy band. Both groups were a full band including a keyboardist.

An opportunity was extended to play the Holiday & Sheraton Inns circuit with a Top 40 commerical "full 5 piece middle of the road" band, and I took the bus!

* References are provided up on request!

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 11 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


There are many influences from the 60's to date. I have my very own unique style of playing guitar for both country, and rock music. You can hear my brand of lead guitar in my music. I don't sound like anyone else!

Checkout my videos on . Phil Manovsky

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Background Singer:


I am professionally geared for any occasion:

I own Fender, Gibson, & Washburn Guitars, and a pro-pedal board loaded with a (10) multi-effects and a guitar wireless 10 system.

I have (2) Fender Amplifiers. A Twin Reverb, a Champion 100, and Marshall gear.

I use (2) Mics: (for vocals & instrument) & have an "in ears" monitoring system and mic-stands.

I have a dependable 2021 motor vehicle.