I saw Jims Christmas show last night here in San Francisco and he never ceases to amaze me. While so many guitar heroes are cliche-rideen blooz rockers, self-indulgent wankers and jam banders, or shredders, Jim really creates art with his playing. He conjures up beauty, ugliness, warmth and spikiness all with his hands, a Tele and a Fender amp. He is a musician and artist, and not just a great guitar player. Oh yeah, and it was ton of fun! And before any asks what was on his pedalbaord, he didnt have one.