- Plays in the backing band for Drake White
J.M. James is a singer-songwriter and violinist with folk, pop and R&B influences, described as a mix between contemporary pop crooners like Ed Sheeran or Hozier, folkie Amos Lee and R&B singer Bill Withers. As a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist, J.M. has toured nationally, playing venues such as Mets Stadium (Citi Field), The Grand Ole Opry and Bethel Woods (Woodstock). He has performed for corporate clients such as Gap, Converse and the Minnesota Twins at Target Field and performed on the CMA Awards on ABC. He has been named a “Writer to Watch” by Nashville Songwriters Association International four times and has garnered a dedicated YouTube following with his original material and his quirky covers of everyone from Justin Bieber to The Black Keys. His most recent EP, “Jukebox” was released in 2014, listed as “new and notable” by Noisetrade. J.M. is currently working on his second EP, as well as playing violin and guitar for Big Machine country artist, Drake White, touring with Zac Brown Band in 2016.