A cross-pollination of styles influences his music to consistently and effortlessly capture listeners from across the musical spectrum.
As a songwriter with credits in multiple genres, his songs have been recorded by major and Independent label recording artists, as well as featured in T.V. and Film. His songwriting collaboration card ranges from independent to seasoned published songsmiths, to hall of fame icons.
As a recording artist with four independent releases to his credit, James has performed at such noted venues as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, NYC’s The Bitter End, Austin’s SXSW, and Nashville’s Bluebird Café.
He calls Huntington Beach, CA., “Surf City USA” his home. When in town you may very well find James walking the Huntington Beach Pier aimlessly … one of his favorite pastimes.
James tried out the Vanguard V13 Tube Condenser
from a recommendation and quickly fell in love with the sound of the V13. He’s used it to track with artists like Paul Williams & Jeff Gross.
“I love this mic and this company – class all the way – outstanding consistent performance. It seems to meet and capture every unique voice at it’s sweet spot. And the much smarter tech guys in the session become fast fans after they hear the results. A huge ‘bang for the buck’ mic purchase!“