Jason James' debut European tourdates announced for May and June08-12-2016
Jason James' self-titled debut (out through New West Records) introduces a charismatic young artist whose effortless mastery of his chosen style serves as a deeply compelling vehicle for his vibrant creative spirit. The talented Texan writes rousing honky-tonk anthems, heart-tugging ballads and smart, sly-humored country-rock tunes that echo the vintage classics that are his touchstones, and sings them with a level of emotional urgency that makes it clear that he means every word.
A young veteran who's honed his songwriting skills and performing chops through years of live gis in clubs and dance halls throughout his home state, James is equally adept to delivering heartbreak and humor, maintaining an earthy, organic honesty that stands in sharp contrast to the slick, gimmicky product that currently dominates the country charts.
Although his songs and style demonstrate the inspiration of his vintage country-music heroes, Jason James is no traditionalist Luddite. By the time he embraced old-school country, he'd already accumulated a wealth of diverse musical experience. He's well-versed in punk and hard rock, and can knowledgably discuss the work of Austin psychedelica pioneers the 13th Floor Elevators in detail.
We're happy to announce Jason James' first ever European shows next spring, taking him to Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Netherlands and Belgium.
19-05-2017: Gothenburg (SWE) @ Bengans Fik
20-05-2017: Storebro (SWE) @ Gillestugan
25-05-2017: Norderstedt (DE) @ Music Star
26-05-2017: Liesberg (CH) @ Little Nashville
28-05-2017: Cambrai (FR) @ American Journeys
30-05-2017: Totnes (UK) @ Unit 23
01-06-2017: Clonmel (IRL) @ Clonmel World Music
02-06-2017: Donegal (IRL) @ Balor Arts Centre
03-06-2017: Newcastle (UK) @ Live Theatre
04-06-2017: Aberdeen (UK) @ The Blue Lamp
06-06-2017: London (UK) @ 229
07-06-2017: Leiden (NL) @ Q-Bus
08-06-2017: Groningen (NL) @ De Spieghel
10-06-2017: Waardamme (BE) @ Cowboy Up
11-06-2017: Oude Leije (NL) @ Kultuurfabriek Kooi-Aap