My name is Jim Philip and I am a seasoned lead guitarist....I play top 40 & classic country....classic rock ....some blues....and original music works.

My rock guitar licks are hot !! I have been told many times my rock guitar sound is smooth and clean, I have my own signature sound. My country picking sounds like country, as I can also get a steel guitar sound. I have performed in a studio setting in the past years, and have a home studio.

I have some videos of my skillset posted here, and more current on FB. (Jim Philip) I use messenger. I just recently left a 6.5 yrs project with Blackwater Smoke Band, and I still perform occasionally with the Middle of Nowhere Band (9 + yrs.) out of Pauls Valley, OK.

Reason for leaving: I simply felt I was in a rut musically and decided it was time for a change. The musicianship and personality of the Blackwater Smoke Band is top notch, and too has music videos of my skillset at Blackwater Smoke Band and "Jim Philip" on Fb, look for videos prior to the "RITZ" Performance. (JULY 2018 & earlier)

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 11 2013
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 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 !

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Background Singer:


I am professionally geared for any occasion. I own: Gibson, & Fender Guitars, Guitar Wireless System 10, a Pedal Board loaded with a multi-effects system, and Quilter & Marshall Amplifiers.
I use (2) Mics: (for vocals & instrument) and I own a digital lighting system, and sound (PA) system, mixer, mains, subs, monitors. I own a 5x8 Cargo Trailer to haul my gear !