Singer Songwriter / Entertainer

- BIO -

Jim St. James is an American singer, guitarist and composer born in Gary, Indiana. He began singing, playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 11. His public career spans back over three decades when he started performing in his home area of NW Indiana at various open mics in the 1980’s as well as his own coffee houses which booked hundreds of artists and bands from around the United States and abroad. His music oriented coffee houses are credited to helping promote music and the arts in the Midwest as well as encouraging young musicians to hone their skills and achieve their goals of becoming full time, working musicians. Many did just that. He moved to Nashville, TN in 1997 and it’s been a non stop voyage ever since!

St. James has performed extensively in the United States as well as in Canada, England, Mexico and Europe as a solo artist and has put together several duo and trio arrangements with various artists over the years. He’s appeared at the prestigious Frank Brown Songwriter’s Festival along the gulf coast 19 years total with additional appearances at various festivals and songwriter gatherings around the United States. St. James charted on the RMR charts twice in his career, once at #1 for his song ‘Caroline’ which remained there for two weeks. An original composition about the life of aviatrix Amelia Earhart was featured on the official website of the famous pilot for several years. In 2003 his instrumental ‘Outta Nowhere’ written with songwriter/musician Victor Saul, was rotated in the world music radio format for several weeks and then subsequently borrowed by the University of Alabama’s music department as part of their modern dance curriculum. His songs have been featured in off Broadway musicals in New York City as well as having been recorded by up and coming Nashville hopefuls on their debut releases. In 2017 his song ‘Throw that Needle Down’ (based on the opioid crisis) received a Los Angeles industry award for best Americana video of September 2017. St. James is a member of the Americana Music Association and is a BMI writer with an extensive catalog in the folk, blues, and Americana genres. His strong, clear vocals are admired by many, as are his various unorthodox guitar playing styles.

With the release of 7 CD’s of original work throughout his career, his fans are anxious for his latest solo release scheduled for this May/June 2018.

He currently resides in LaPorte, Indiana keeping a healthy schedule of shows in the Midwest with his current duo/band. Several tours are announced each year, mainly along the Florida/Alabama gulf coast with performances every other season in the southwest. If you find yourself in these areas, you owe it to yourself to experience their live show. Full show schedule can be found on the website at www.jimstjames.com

In November of 2014 James formed the Jordans & James duo with guitarist Zkott Jordans.  In August of 2016, Bobby Nixx was added on drums. The act was officially renamed 'The Jordans & James Band'. You can catch Jim's duo performances with Zkott Jordans, as well as those of the band, performing regularly in the Midwest with several yearly tours of the Florida/Alabama/Mississippi gulf coast. 

 

Portions of bio courtesy of Studio 10 of FoxTv10, Mobile - Pensacola - Fort Walton Beach

Booking inquiries can be sent to info@jimstjames.com
or direct at (219)379-2193

Music is available at www.jimstjames.com/music

"Jim St. James, a great American voice, mixing country, Americana and ballads."
Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Café
Tucson, Arizona

“He launches into an original song, gliding into lyrics in a voice that first hits the ear as a blend of Jimmy Buffett and Jim Croce — something about those Jimmys and Jims for this St. James — before shifting into cruise control with his own homey campfire-side tenor. His fingers strum chords on strings between palm-thumps on the guitar’s wooden body, keeping impeccable time like a muted conga.”
Jeff Harrell - South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indiana


Contact:
Email: info@jimstjames.com

 

http://www.jimstjames.com

Some of the fine venues that have booked
Jim St. James (& The Jordans and James Band):

 

 

Playa del Rio RV Resort, Perdido Key, Florida

Zorn Brew Works Company

Barker Pub

McGinnis Pub

The Farmhouse Restaurant @ Fair Oaks Farms

Burn Em' Brewing

All Season's Sports Bar

Matey's Bar & Restaurant

Quaker Steak and Lube

Semento's of Valparaiso

Elements Wine Bar

Carpenter Creek Cellars

County Line Orchards

Plymouth Farmer's Market

South Bend Farmer's Market

Fenwick Farms Brewing

Casey's of New Buffalo

Gt's on the Bay, Orange Beach, Alabama
The Quest
Blue Point Oyster Bar
Carpenter's Creek Winery
Hunters Brewing
Ivy's Bohemian House

The Boardwalk Bar & Grill

Haymarket Taproom

Dick's Bar

Blue Top Drive In

Duffy's Place

Spirit's Lounge
Java Jim's Music Theatre
Florabama Lounge , Perdido Key, FL
Lulu's at Home Port Gulf Shores, AL
The Shed BBQ & Blues , Ocean Springs, MS
Old 27 Grill


The Etropal Restaurant and Lounge
Spire Farm-to-Fork Cuisine
Windmill Market
Treehouse Shine Bar
Wolfe Stock
Golf Club of Granger


Michigan City Farmer's Market
The Friendly Confines
Second Saturdays, LaPorte, Indiana
4th Street Theatre
The Hangout
Elevate Coffee


The Julep Room
Sunflower Festival
Happy Harbor on the Line
Monterey Court Studio Gallery Café
Richard's Louisiana Café
Frankie's Other Place


Arizona American Italian Club
Temple News Agency
St. Mary's University
Thaddeus Gallery of LaPorte, IN
The Cookery
5 Star Dive Bar


Lulu's Coffeehouse
The Electric Brew
Ringers Sports Bar
Casey's Lanes and Lounge
Dennis Smith Band Shell at Fox Park
Art's in the Park

Westville Pumpkin Festival


Buck's Warehouse Pizza and Pub
Knuckle Heads Bar
The Silver Palace
5th Street Deli
The Eclectic Circle
The Friendly Confines


Helen's Bar
Outriggers
Nashville Palace , Nashville, TN
The Fret House Café , LaPorte, IN
Planet Java , LaPorte, IN
The Game Room Arcade and Coffee House


Tacky Jack's Gulf Shores
Tacky Jack's Orange Beach
Rhythm and Ribs
Golf Club of Granger
Chocola Tree Organic Café , Sedona, AZ
Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar


High Tide Oyster Bar and Music Venue
Main Street Coffee House
Huck's Cove Marina Bar and Grill
Union Coffee House
Music in the Park Three Oaks
Butch Cassidy's Restaurant


Lillian Café and Bar
Le Chalet French/Swiss Restaurant and Tavern
South Bend Farmer's Market
Fireside Tap and Grill
Lakeshore Lanes and Tavern
Intermission of Pensacola


The Pink Pony
The Oar House at Bayou Pico
Ryan's Pub
National Shrimp Festival - East Stage , Gulf Shores, AL
National Shrimp Festival - West Stage , Gulf Shores, AL
Frank Brown International Songwriter's Fest , Perdido Key, FL


Taltree Arboretum and Gardens , Valparaiso, IN
Merchants Coffee House
Serda's Coffee Company
Tipsea's Restaurant and Bar
Ambassador Charlie Ray Festival , Nashville, TN
The Reef


Rafter's Restaurant and Sports Bar
The Jellyfish Bar
Pirate's Cove
Houlihan's Restaurant and Lounge
The Pub of Fairhope
Dizzy Bean Coffee House


The Purple Parrot , Key West, Florida
Knight's Key Resort of Marathon Key , Marathon Key, Florida
Captain Tony's Key West, FL
Beach Cite Studios
Internet Café and Bakery , Krakow, Poland
The Oyster Bar of Pensacola


Junefest Music Festival - 3 years , Pensacola, FL
Lakeville Folk and Blues Festival , Lakeville, IN
Aurora's Restaurant and Lounge
Shamrock Rose and Thistle , Mobile, IN
Sully's Place of Pensacola, FL
Buddy's Lounge


Quincy's Café and Coffee House
Plymouth Farmer's Market
Tequila Bleu Mexican Restaurant and Lounge
Gelato Joe's Italian Restaurant and Tropic Ice Deck Bar
Hopjack's of 9 Mile Road , Pensacola, FL
Vino 100 of Phoenix, AZ


Firefly Tavern and Restaurant
The Courtyard @311
Monroe's Crossing
Rare Earth Pizza and Lounge
Island Time Daiquiris
Mickey McGrew's Irish Pub


Red, Hot and Blues Bar
Paul Henry's Art Gallery
Cullman Campground
Gibson Guitar Gallery and Café , Nashville, TN
Checker's Coffee House
Douglas Corner's Café Nashville, TN


The Bluebird Café, Nashville, TN
Lillian Community Club , Lillian, AL
Dragonfly Café , Los Angeles, CA
Broken Spoke Saloon Nashville , Nashville, TN
The Commodore Lounge , Nashville, TN
French Quarter Café , Nashville, TN


The Boardwalk Nashville
Opryland Hotel Radio Show, Nashville, TN
The Harbor Grand Hotel
Fiddler's Hearth
Plymouth Moose Lodge Family Center
Market Square Tap and Dine


Journeyman's Distillery
The LaPorte Yacht Club
Fibber Magee's Restaurant and Tavern
Phoenix RV Resort Campground
Cobalt the Restaurant
The Cobalt Café (Cali)


Hotel Indigo Nashville, TN
Pensacola Blue Wahoo's Baseball Stadium
VIP Lounge
Quayside Gallery of Pensacola
LaPorte County Fair, LaPorte County, IN
The Silver Moon


Cornerstone Kitchens and Bar
Goodtime Charley's
Cravings Bistro & Pub
Gulf Shores Resort
Fox 10 News Mobile - Pensacola - Fort Walton Beach
Foley Farmer's and Fisherman's Market


Characters Songwriter Bar and Restaurant
Tiki Beach Pub and Grill
Ginny Lane Bar and Grill
Hazel's Family Seafood Restaurant
Live Bait
The Compleat Angler


Sun Place Else
Sun Place Else II
El's Kitchen and Bar Chicago, IL
Tippy's Lounge
Seville Quarter Pensacola
Hub Stacey's Restaurant and Bar


Eagle Coffee Pub
Wildhorse Saloon Nashville
A Taste of Michigan City
Dewey Cannon Park
Sunnyland Satsuma Orange Groves
Kelly Plantation Home Owners of Destin, FL

Legends of Pensacola, Florida


(Various cities: Toronto, Windsor, London, Ontario, Canada)

(Various countries: England, France, Italy, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic)
 

and many more!
 

 


 
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