James can be seen performing in urban centers and tiny rural nooks. He has performed in art spaces, established venues, yoga studios, strangers houses, on festival stages and the Via rail lounge car.
Having spent nearly ten years touring as both a side man for various Canadian songwriters and in support of his own releases while living between Vancouver, Montreal and Hazelton, James has recently returned to his home town in Nelson BC. He is respected and loved by numerous musicians in Nelson and across the country for his dynamic guitar work, tenor voice & well crafted songs.
In 2009, James won the first Island Mountain Arts Songwriting competition with his song, Shot Down The Tracks. In 2013, he received three KMA award nominations for his third independent recording “Imagineering”. The record was well received by peers and longtime fans, Edmonton’s Argue Job called it: ”Calculated, expertly paced, and infused with the almost human voice of perfectly placed strings, the record is a smooth drive through the wooded wild of Canada”
His live presentation can haunt a room with thoughtful joy and his commanding stage presence has been known to plunge even the noisiest bar goers into mesmerized silence.