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Alan James is a proficient vocalist, guitarist, recording engineer, session player and song writer with over 300 cover songs form every genre imaginable and over 50 original tunes penned by Alan himself. Throughout his career, Alan James has performed professionally, both as a lead guitarist/vocalist and acoustic soloist.He has also performed throughout the U.S. from Connecticut, Nantucket Island, Virginia, Florida, Chicago, Nashville and Arizona, and has opened for many well-known performers such as Joan Jett, B.T.O., Michael Bolton, Jefferson Starship and Rick Derringer.
While in Chicago, Alan performed with many renowned blues men such as Willie (Big Eyes) Smith (Muddy Waters' drummer for 19 years) and bassist Kenny Kinsey, son of Big Daddy Kinsey. In May 2004 Alan shared the stage with renowned rocker Rick Derringer for the Marathon,Fla. Off shore grand Prix Concert event.
Also to his credit, the world famous Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville, commissioned Alan to perform his original compositions for a national televised airing of an episode for " 48 hours". On his CD, "Alan James Break the ice" performing, are some of the Americas' top session players, including : Dee Murray, bassist from Elton John, Roy Yeager drummer for the Atlanta Rhythm Section, and Jim Horn, renowned session sax player from the Traveling Wilburys.
Although Alan has written and performed a variety of songs ranging from folk to rock to jazz fusion, his current musical aspirations lie in the blues and folk genres. Currently, Alan is pursuing his career as a session player and performing as a solo acoustic act and an electric blues/rock act.