James Dalton is a performer. He is a storyteller and a poet, a musician and a giver. He's huffed it around, reaching audiences the hard way:one person at a time, on stages and subway platforms, in living rooms and radio studios. Stomping his feet, hootin and hollerin, banging on guitars, strumming autoharps and making mandolins weep. Sharing secrets and laughs, mixing breathtaking vocals with exciting harmonica playing.
Across many states and countries, James Dalton has had the privilege to make music with such artists and characters as Valerie June, Ron Pope, Jerry Joseph, Nicole Atkins, David Bryan(Bon Jovi), Bill Sims Jr, Dave Schools(Widespread Panic), Chris Thomas King, Bernard Purdie, King Famous, Vinny Lopez(E Street Band), Michael Powers, Keaton Simons, Jenny Conlee-Drizos(the Decemberists), Jon Fishman(Phish) and numerous others.