Singer/songwriter TIMOTHY JAMES has been getting attention since his age was in the single digits with his early grasp of the guitar. He later found his calling, by stepping on the blues stages not far from his hometown of Mulino, Oregon and garnered more fans, including musicians who have shared the stage with him, and blues industry professionals such as Greg Johnson, president of the Cascade Blues Association (CBA) who says James has “an incredible feel for the guitar with adeptness that belies his age.”
Now at a ripe age of 15, and with his first CD available by Blues Fest time, this Molalla High School 9th grader who is active in his school band and in his community, has brought together other musicians for the band that share his advanced skill and his passion for the new face of the blues.
Joining the band is multi-award winner RYAN STADLER from Molalla, Oregon, an active member of the Clackamas Community College's Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble, where he is a student studying music engineering and technology.
Both James and Stadler are multi-instrumentalists, with James playing saxophone and Stadler also playing trumpet, and were the 2017 Youth Representatives for the CBA at the renowned International Blues Challenge where their performance received accolades. They will be returning in 2018 to Memphis, Tennessee.
This is the band's debut performance at the Waterfront Blues Festival and James’ first solo CD.