James Maddock (born 1962) is a British singer-songwriter and performing musician. Originally from Countesthorpe, Leicester, Maddock has been based in New York City since he moved in 2003.
One of his earlier bands 'Fire Next Time', who played up-tempo left-wing soul (a la The Redskins), released a well-received album 'North to South' on Polydor Records in 1988.
Maddock's first public success in the U.S. was with his band Wood, whose album Songs From Stamford Hill produced multiple songs appearing on the hit TV show Dawson's Creek, including the Top 5 single 'Stay You'.
Maddock, though British, is largely associated with the Americana music style and has performed with Bruce Springsteen. Maddock has since become a solo artist releasing three albums, including 'Sunrise On Avenue C' (2009) which won the 2010/11 NY Music Award for 'Best Americana Album', and is currently a resident artist at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.
Maddock's five most recent albums, Sunrise on Avenue C, Jimmy & Immy Live at Rockwood Music Hall (with David Immerglück), Wake Up and Dream, James Maddock: Live At the Rockwood Music Hall, and "Another Life" were released by the independent record label Casa Del Fuego.
His most recent release, "Another Life" has been featured in both American Songwriter Magazine and CMT Edge, the previous of which calls "Another Life" "an album that finds [Maddock] crooning an old-school folk ballad one minute and rasping his way through a rusty-edged pop tune the next."
James Maddock is represented exclusively by Global Positioning Services in Santa Monica and New York City. Maddox has appeared on CBS This morning and on the David Letterman Show.