Early James- appearing at the 26th Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues 2023 - Katoomba - NSW Australia

Early James (USA)

Alabama’s native son, Early James, released his sophomore album, Strange Time To Be Alive, in August 2022. The lyrical wordsmith conjures the ghosts of great southern gothic writers from Eudora Welty to William Faulkner, while channelling the haunted spirits of Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt. The album evokes a timeless amalgam of forsaken blues, wistful folk, and Tin Pan Alley crooning, anchored by the singer’s unmistakable voice that sways from gravel-filled shouts to pained, forlorn whispers – and songs that tread in the waters of darkly themed broken hearts, with the wry humour of the sad clown.