You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your ReverbNation experience.

Leif James / Bio

“Leif James has the kind of voice that drives an audience to chain-smoke and binge on coffee. It is smoky, deep, raspy, and soulful, and has that roughness that brings to mind the most compelling blues legends. “ Matt Wice, MUSE Magazine (9/05) Ithaca, New York

Leif James: Recording Artist Leif James’ soul captivating Americana Rock style is an experience in sublime styling and passionate compositions. His intense and powerful live shows serve to showcase his natural talents as a gifted songwriter, vocalist, and performer.

With a memorable voice and sincere lyrics, Leif James creates original music without sounding recycled. He opts to sing and play from his heart, as he feels “there is nothing more enlightening or satisfying than sharing your soul with an audience”.

Hailing from New York, Leif James embarked on an nine-year trek across the United States at the young age of 14. During this time of turmoil and adventure, James picked up a guitar and began to explore his own creativity in an effort to survive, playing street gigs, and later moving into the venue scene with a variety of other players.

Leif James has shared East Coast stages with Michael Glabicki from Rusted Root, and famed bluesman Curtis Crawford and on West Coast Stages with the likes of the legendary Surf gutarist Dick Dale and Dave Matthews cohort, Tim Reynolds. He is now a prominent force in the vibrant new music scene of Central Oregon’s hottest hot spot, Bend,OR

General Info

Band Members
Leif James
Artist Name
Leif James
Home Page
Active Since
Singer Songwriter / Americana / Dirty Folk

Contact Info

Bend, OR

Similar Artists

  • Ryan Adams
  • Ray Lamontagne
  • Derek Trucks
  • Warren Haynes