With a fresh set of tunes and a great group of musicians, Seth James continues to play in sold-out rooms and has plans for a new album for he and the band.
Stemming from a tall family tree of musicians, James’ grandfather was a honky tonk piano player from the Texas clubs of the ’40s and ’50s, while his father carried his gold sparkle Slingerland drums all over the great Lone Star State.
James’ father gave him his first guitar, a Gibson Southern Jumbo, along with a short lesson on how to play “Sultans Of Swing” by Dire Straits. After that day, Seth taught himself how to play by listening to Lighting Hopkins, Freddie King, and Credence Clearwater Revival.
In 1996 James got his hands on his first Fender Stratocaster and discovered the raw power of the electric guitar. He has shared the stage with a various array of artist such as Percy Sledge, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton and Billy Joe Shaver. He released three albums as a solo artist including 2009’s critically acclaimed That Kind of Man before forming The Departed with longtime friend, Cody Canada in 2010.
After three years and two albums, James decided step down as a band member of The Departed and return to his primary passion of playing the blues.