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G Slide James

Grant James - G-Slide James started at 15 learning guitar. From here he had his own pop band at 17 to 20 
He went on to play in various bands - up to 30. Then began to learn slide guitar playing using a resonator built in the 1920's by National Chicago - now long gone.

Grant played pubs, clubs, concerts and blues festivals in the U.K.for many years. He spent some time in New Orleans Memphis and Nashville which was a great experience. He was interviewed on King Biscuit blues festival radio - played in Memphis Tennessee 

From here Grant bought a French house and started renovating this in 2012. Then decided in 2015 they would like to live in Brittany. He started looking at what he'd like to do there - spent 12 months with that. 
2015/2016 was involved with writing songs and recording them - hey presto a new career is born

"I am in the throws of setting up video teaching live - this is accessible worldwide. I have some interested parties in China !
Also I am doing a lot of "Sofa concerts" or home gigs - 10 to 30 people size. Indoors or outdoors - intimate gatherings playing, listen music and telling stories . This is all really enjoyable !

Then of course I have some regular gigs at Wine bars, restaurants etc plus some festivals - for example Josselin end of June and 1 in Dinan end of September 2017 - with others to be confirmed for this summer.

The guitar I play is a national steel single cone resonator dated 1929 Chicago. It is called Rusty Mary - I just move my fingers and lips - she is the real star ! This is a very rare guitar only a few left in this condition  - using steel finger picks and a brass sometimes glass slide creates that haunting sound associated with the blues music of the past" says Grant

If anyone wants further information about Grant's video teaching, or playing in gigs or other venues, (perhaps for a special occasion too), then just get in touch.
Why not come along and see one of G-Slide James' performances?  

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