Thursday 8th November: Steve James

Thursday 8th November
Steve James

Steve James is a Blues musician, one of the best bottleneck slide players and a storyteller supreme. His playing and encyclopedic knowledge of the Blues has earned him a vast reputation in the world of contemporary acoustic and roots music.

Now based in Seattle, Steve was born in New York City in July 1950 and started teaching himself guitar at the age of 12.

In the 70's he moved to Tennessee where he was influenced by Sam McGee, hosted a radio show on WEVL FM and accompanied Furry Lewis and Lum Guffin.

He then moved to Texas where he formed an electric combo with sax player Clifford Scott and drummer Bobby Irwin (Van Morrison). For the last 25 years he has been playing solo acoustic touring all over Europe, North and South America and Australia.