If You’re A Marcus King or Paul Cauthen Fan, Check Out Early James

Early James country music
Jim Herrington

If you like guitar licks, country-rock jams like Marcus King, and rustic vocals like Paul Cauthen, I’ve got an artist for you.

Meet Early James.

I stumbled upon Early James in 2020. His song “Blue Pill Blues” was featured on the Spotify playlist, I was hooked.

Since discovering this song, it has remained heavily in my song rotation.

His discography is diverse and addicting, and I quickly found myself in a rabbit hole of content after my “Blue Pill Blues” introduction. 

The Alabama native has been playing guitar since the age of 15 and shortly started writing music after. He notes that he was heavily influenced by Jonny Cash, Hank Williams Sr., and grunge bands like Pearl Jam and Nirvana.

Produced by Dan Auerbach, James is set to release his second studio album, Strange Time To Be Alive, on August 19, 2022, with Easy Eye Sound. This album follows his 2020 first studio album, Singing for My Supper. 

He has released two singles from the album, “Harder To Blame” and “What a Strange Time To Be Alive.”

“Harder To Blame”

“What A Strange Time To Be Alive”

These two songs pose an excellent teaser for this album, and I am excited to see what the remainder holds. 

James is on tour across the United States through October, so if you like what you hear, catch him when he comes to you!

Early James – 2022 Tour Dates
July 8 – Birmingham, AL – Dave’s Pub
Aug 24 – West Palm Beach, FL – iThink Amphitheater ***
Aug 25 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union ***
Aug 27 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheater ***
Aug 28 – Huntsville, AL – Huntsville Amphitheater ***
Aug 30 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Stadium ***
Sept 1 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union ***
Sept 3 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center ***
Sept 6 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage ***
Sept 7 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater ***
Sept 9 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center ***
Sept 11 – Roswell, GA – Chattahoochee Nature Center
Sept 15-17 – Nashville, TN – Americana Fest
Oct 2 – Athens, GA – Wildwood Revival Festival
Oct 14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
*** supporting The Black Keys
A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock