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I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!

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Monday, April 23, 2012


James Howard has been in love with playing music since the age of five, when he picked up his first instrument, inspired by his grandfather, an acoustic guitarist from Hawaii.

Howard played his first professional gig at fifteen and has honed his talent and developed his career as a blues, rock and acoustic guitarist, composer, vocalist, bandleader and recording session side man of choice for over thirty three years in clubs, festivals and recording studios from his native San Francisco, California to his current home in the Seattle, Washington area.

He has opened for artists including Robin Trower, John Waite, UFO and Greg Kihn and played, as a sideman, with Greg Allman's solo back-up band, The Alameda All Stars. Recently he played with Dave Weckl and Melvin Lee Davis in Big Fork Montana.

Over the years, Howard has garnered numerous fans with his dynamic, expressive playing, his thrilling, dexterous technical skill and his casual, gracious manner on stage, consistently playing to sold out houses, from B.B. King's Blues Club in Hollywood, to the Highway 99 Blues Club, in Seattle, where he has been playing a regular, popular gig with his band for the last three years.

Howard's eclectic musical tastes span blues, rock, jazz, Latin, acoustic folk and country. He also has a strong interest in mysticism and spiritual growth. One can hear all these influences hybridized in his music and lyrics, giving him his own unique, compelling sound and style.

Howard is dedicated to giving back to his community through his music by teaching guitar and playing as lead-guitarist in the house band at the Center for Spiritual Living, in Seattle. He lives with his wife, Tonja, near Seattle.
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1 comment:

  1. James is celebrating his fans this month and in doing so we have uploaded the entire newest CD, "L!VE in Seattle - Volume I" as FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD until the end of April.

    Get you some chicken lips while you are there!! ♥