JIM - Guitar/Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Jim has been with The Cheap Shots since 2009 and has more than twenty years of musical experience. His guitar skills have been used in wide variety of bands playing everything from rock and blues to big band and ska. Jim graduated from UW-LaCrosse with degrees in String Instrumental Performance and Music Education and has participated in orchestral tours throughout North America and Europe as a Violist.
Jim’s strongest influences include Via, Vaughan, Hendrix, and Van Halen.
Just like other TCS members, too much gear is never enough. He primarily uses Fender Stratocasters modified to fit the tonal space in The Cheap Shots, but admits, “Nothing is stock and nothing is permanent."