“Jeffrey James, in my professional opinion, is one of our industry’s future music giants and he will have a long, successful career composing, recording, and performing his musical creations.”
Jamie Dow, CEO Sunny-One Entertainment Consultants in Hollywood, California
“James, who spent some time in Hawaii, is an unofficial ambassador for Madison: He wrote an anthem titled “Home Again,” and the song’s video (shot downtown) is as perfect as a summer night on the Union Terrace.”
Rev. Sue Crane – Honolulu One Spirit Center
“Jeffrey James returned to Madison’s Northside after a summer abroad sharing his distinct, heartfelt sound across the U.S. and Europe. James is known on the singersongwriter circuit for his ambitious and adventurous world tours. With just a 20-pound backpack and a hard-case guitar, James has performed at special events such as the 21st Annual California WorldFest, house concerts in Reykjavik, Iceland, and Madison’s own Between The Waves Festival.”
Erika Spahn, Northside News
“‘Midnight Train’ will trigger long-buried primal homesickness with James’ mournful vocals over Snider’s wild fiddle phrases of longing; while the guitars and rhythm section thankfully prop you back up with the expectation that you’ll get there. James’ vocals have that wide open welcoming quality that sound like home, and the rhythm arrangement evokes the train that’s carrying you there. We guarantee this is just what you need to shake you out of the late season doldrums.”
“James has been traveling and performing for the past seven years, singing vocals and playing acoustic electric guitar. You can hear the influence of Michael Franti and Jack Johnson in his music and his personal ethos.”
Laurel Sampson – Northside News
Jeffrey James is an American singer-songwriter known for his original sound and uplifting performances. James launched The Jeffrey James Show in 2013 and has since released five albums, cultivated from over a dozen tours in four years on the road. The Jeffrey James Show’s most recent album, Everywhere, debuted at #2 worldwide on Bandcamp’s best-selling singersongwriter/folk chart.
James spends his time touring and recording in Colorado, Europe, Hawaii, the Midwest, and the West Coast. James created Free Smiles Productions which has a blog and does consulting, promoting, and booking for various artists. James typically tours solo and plays with a band during larger events and festivals.
The Jeffrey James Show received global recognition with their fan favorite music video, ‘Home Again’. The Show is also known for their Telluride Gondola Session, and most recent music video for ‘Cobblestone Streets’ filmed in Poland.
The Jeffrey James Show has recorded with: Tim Snider, Russick Smith, Max Ribner, & Kaahele. The Show has opened for Joe Hertler, Chances R Good, Dustin Thomas, Satsang, Spare Change Trio, and frequently tours with Kaahele.
Notable festival performances include: Between The Waves (2017, ’18), California WorldFest (2017), Flow Festival Hawaii (2016, ’17), Kohala ‘Aina Festival (’16), Project Earth (2015, ’16, ‘18), Shangri~La (2015, ’16), Sommer Gönnung Austria (2017, ’18).