Avery James and the Hillandales is based as a two-piece band led on Guitar by singer and songwriter Avery James Graveman.
A.J. (Avery James) grew up in the hills outside Los Angeles, playing music and swinging a hammer to make his way in the world.
Joined by Paul Chatem on the upright bass and guest spot players on the drums, A.J. has found a new home in the laid back, arts loving town of Bend in central Oregon.
Avery James’ songs are at times loud and ruckus, other times quiet and thoughtful---always whiskey soaked and raw. One foot is planted solid in the soul of the blues, while his other is seemingly always trying to find its way.