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Alabama's native son, Early James, released his sophomore album, Strange Time To Be Alive, on August 19th, 2022. The lyrical wordsmith conjures the ghosts of great southern gothic writers from Eudora Welty to William Faulkner, while channeling the haunted spirits of Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt. The album evokes a timeless amalgam of forsaken blues, wistful folk, and Tin Pan Alley crooning, anchored by the singer’s unmistakable voice that sways from gravel-filled shouts to pained, forlorn whispers – and songs that tread in the waters of darkly themed broken hearts, with the wry humor of the sad clown.

“James accented his outré, Tom Waits-ian compositions and signature gruff croon with knotty bursts of electric guitar and surprising melodic changes to complement his lyrics. He also touches on more worldly topics, from online discourse to religious violence, then shakes his head at the misfortune of being present for the chaos in the title track.”- Rolling Stone

"Similar to other Easy Eye label artists, James’ eclectic approach is brilliantly idiosyncratic. No one sounds like him. Or even comes close." - American Songwriter

“Perhaps Early James can recall such inspirations as Waits, but the way he assembles American myths and music has an idiosyncratic signature that only sounds stronger and more authoritative with repeat listens.” - AllMusic


Press & Booking: 
Rola Music
Zdravko Rokko Konrad
rokko@rolamusic.com

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Early James Tour Dates

DateArtistCityVenue 
18/04/2023Early JamesAachen Franz
19/04/2023Early JamesBE Enschede NiX
20/04/2023Early JamesKopenhagenLoppen
21/04/2023Early JamesOdenseDexter
22/04/2023Early JamesLübeckTreibsAND
02/05/2023Early JamesStuttgartCafé Galao
03/05/2023Early JamesSchaffhausenTab Tab
04/05/2023Early JamesBaselParterre
05/05/2023Early JamesFeursLe château du Rozier
06/05/2023Early JamesHardKammgarn
07/05/2023Early JamesBerchtesgadenKuckucksnest
08/05/2023Early JamesGrazScherbe
11/05/2023Early JamesMünchenKult9
12/05/2023Early JamesSeewenGaswerk
13/05/2023Early JamesWienChelsea
14/05/2023Early JamesBad KötztingBahnhof
15/05/2023Early JamesBambergLive Club
16/05/2023Early JamesHannoverHölderlin Eins
17/05/2023Early JamesHalle (Saale)Objekt 5
18/05/2023Early JamesFrankfurt am MainDas Bett
19/05/2023Early JamesHamburgFischhalle
20/05/2023Early JamesKielHansa48
21/05/2023Early JamesAltlandsbergSalon Buchholz