COLBY JAMES is a dynamic musician and an emerging singer/songwriter whose music is charismatic to his clients. An emotional and a powerful performer, James surely has a prosperous musical career at the forefront. Playing originals and cover tunes, Jam...
COLBY JAMES is a dynamic musician and an emerging singer/songwriter whose music is charismatic to his clients. An emotional and a powerful performer, James surely has a prosperous musical career at the forefront. Playing originals and cover tunes, James a self taught singer-songwriter has been playing since he can remember. Featured in the motion picture Uzi at the Alamo, James writes and preforms "One More Chance", "Breeze", and "Late June Sunday" with Rune in 2005. James and his guitar ad that extra element to any event or venue.
So it's the summer of 1998 and I'm sitting around the house while all my friends have plans. I notice an old 70's style applause guitar that belonged to my dad, leaning against my couch. I pick it up and start strumming. Just the right hand playing and my left, is not quite there yet. But little did I know that I was getting all the rhythm down. So here I am all rhythm, no technique. My dad gets me some lessons at E.U. Wurlitzer, I get the basic chords down and in three weeks, I'm done!
My brother in-law is hosting Karaoke Night at Judge Roy Bean on Sunday. He calls me up and says, "Bring your guitar and play for an hour or so". So, I did! Not knowing what to expect, I get up on stage, plug in my guitar, and do my first mic check. My first song is about four minutes long, I hit the last chord and hear people clap. I've been addicted ever since. Shortly after a few Sundays with Sean, Judge Roy Bean asks me to run an "Open Mic Night" on Tuesdays. I agree and run it for about five years.
I'm at this one in particular Open Mic Night, this girl (Heather Church) comes up to me and says "My band just broke up tonight, and I think you sound great, would you like to play with a violinist"? In my head I'm thinking, a girl wants to jam with me?? I say, sure! At the time I was playing with my friends, Andy Tarter (Drums) and Neil Colman (Bass) and I set up a practice on the third floor of the Bean. This is the birth of Rune.
Rune has been playing now for about 5 years. I'm still doing my acoustic thing with a few friends to play along. I've played on some of the greatest stages and played some of the greatest dive bars on the east coast. I'm still addicted!
My influences include, but are not limited to, The Band, Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Martin Sexton, Dispatch, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Tom Waits.