James S Rutherford has firmly established himself as a respected songwriter, performer and musician having played the LA club circuit for many years. He is a graduate of M.I., the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.
In 2004, James joined forces with producer and AMC recording artist Daniel Bautista to form the rock band OPEN WINDOW. While in the band, James played guitar with a style and passion that hinted at a wide array of influences and had a charismatic stage presence that made a connection with his audience. In 2006 they were honored as nominees for "Independent Rock Album of the Year", and received the award for "Best Lyrical Content" at the 16th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards where they performed live on the main stage.
James leads an extremely blessed and fulfilling life as a devoted father, businessman, singer/songwriter, actor & author. In spite of the many demands on his time, he managed over a period of a couple years to write several songs for his debut solo album, FREEDOM, which was released in December 2007. His second solo, WIN SOME LOSE SOME, was released Memorial Day 2009. In 2010 he co-starred in an independent film, LOVE LETTERS OF A THIRD GRADE TEACHER.
James is currently writing and composing new music while enjoying the love and support of his family, friends and loyal fans.