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Jason James

Dec 6, 2019

Jason James
Credit Jason James

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #194 (December 6 at 8:00 p.m. and December 7 at 3:00 p.m.)

Although he grew up surrounded by country music, singer/songwriter/guitarist Jason James came to the genre later on in his musical career.

A native of Texas City, Texas, James began playing guitar in his teens, playing in punk and alt-rock bands well into his twenties before discovering a passion for classic country and honky tonk. Changing course, he began writing country songs inspired by greats like Hank Williams and George Jones, eventually putting a band together and hitting the Texas open-mike scene.

He was eventually picked up by alt-country/Americana label New West, who set him up with producer John Evans and a crew of Texas studio vets. The initial sessions were such a success that New West sent him up to Nashville to record with Keith Gattis (Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam), who helped him complete his self-titled debut.

His latest album is entitled “Seems Like Tears Ago” on Melodyville Rceords.

(provided by Allmusic)