Jim Petrie is a guitarist, singer and writer of songs that are a bit country, a bit folky, a bit bluesy, and a bit rock 'n roll; all played with a classical guitarist's touch. He performs both as a solo artist and with his eponymous band. Jim is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music and studied with Oscar Ghiglia at the Aspen Music Festival and School. He has taught guitar at Simon's Rock (Bard College), the Loomis Chaffee School and the Hartt School Community Division. He studied audio engineering at the Audio Institute of Research and worked at Counterpoint Studios and Soundtrack Studios as assistant engineer, engineer and digital editor for advertising clients and recording artists including Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, Leon Redbone, Eric Bogosian, Rosenshontz and many others. After earning a graduate degree in business he went to work for his family's directory publishing company. Since 2009 he has been writing and performing in the New York area. He is currently recording an album of original music due for release it in the spring of 2016. He has two daughters and lives in New York City.