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“Admittedly, I’m a song-first musician!” B. James says. While the overall production vibe is a key driver, the core of a successful recording begins with the vision of the ‘song’ from the artist, producer, or songwriter.


There’s always someone who can run further,jump higher and swim faster in athletic sports. Likewise, there’s plenty of guitarists who can win the blinding fast technique sweepstakes.
But drilling down on a guitar part for a 3 min.+ song for commercial streaming/radio release is an entirely different mindset.And skillset. The focus becomes the singer-song that lays out..It’s not a look-at-me thing guitar-wise. In my experience, being an avid listener and communicator is a most important asset. It’s like having a 6th sense of where the recording will arrive! As is flexibility about choosing guitars & tones so it wraps around the singer’s voice & timbre well, but also compliments what the other players are contributing!


“I owe a lot of the song-sensibilities mindset in part to who my primary music influences are; musicians, bands, and producers with strong songwriting genes, B. James notes.Lindsey Buckingham | Fleetwood Mac, Joe Perry/Brad Whitford | Aerosmith, James Taylor,Nancy Wilson | Heart, Prince, Eddie Van Halen, Chet Atkins, Pete Townsend | The Who, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Page | Led Zeppelin, Andy Summers | The Police, David Gilmour | Pink Floyd, George Harrison, Keith Scott | Bryan Adams, Steve Stevens | Billy Idol, Def Leppard, AWB, EWF, early Steely Dan, Toto, Funk Players Tony Maiden | Rufus w/Chaka Khan and Bruce Conte | Tower of Power, Studio guitarist legends Carlton, Lukather and Reggie Young, and Producers Mutt Lange, Jack Douglas, and Quincy Jones.”

Flamenco and Spanish guitarist icons Paco De Lucia, Antonio Rey & Marc Antoine have also had a tremendous impact on my passion for nylon string guitar. “I love the purity,yet complexity and texture of Spanish guitar. It’s added a unique fundamental aspect to my playing in a very unique way..and on a very cellular level” B. James says.


Tracking session rates are generally based on the AFM union scale.Rate card is supplied upon your request of B. James availability for tracking sessions.

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