A LITTLE MORE ABOUT "HOMELAND"

In case you didn’t know…I recorded it myself, Independently, in my home recording studio (that I’ve nicknamed ‘The Shrieking Shack’ lol can you tell me what that’s a reference to?). I started recording a couple songs back at Rocker Studios in my hometown Santa Cruz, CA with producer ‘Father’ Rick Vierra (who co-produced & engineered my last album ‘Riot On Sunset’ in 2016). The work we started was unfinished due to our family move, so, I decided to take on the rest of album myself as part of our new adventure living in Nashville, TN! I’ve got a couple Santa Cruz friends featured on the album including Dale Ockerman (Piano), Dany Cobo (Violin), Jeremy Cross (Drums) & Trent Smith (Violin), respectively on 3 different songs. Another exciting thing that you’ll find different than any of my previous album releases is that I wrote 100% of every original song on this album (other than my cover of the classic hit "House Of The Rising Sun") & played all other parts/instruments myself. Some songs go back years, some written on the road, others written around our cross country move and even one I wrote the week I recorded it for the album :) We are releasing the album via our Independent Record Label ‘Wild Vine Records’. If you’re unfamiliar with WVR check out quick story at www.WildVineRecords.com

My wife, manager, bullshit detector & co-pilot in all things Heidi has said quote, “These are some of my favorite songs you’ve ever recorded”.


I hope you’re ready to hear another side of me, because its taken me a while to allow myself to let go & show this side. These songs contain a lot of truths, stories, thoughts, feelings & memories. I hope you can get out of them an ounce of what I’ve put into them :)



-James

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