Washington Blues Society winner for the 2016 International Blues Challenge, The James Howard Band is the serendipitous collision of four Seattle based musicians, each with a world trajectory of experience and influence that provides substance and dimension to their music. The band is centered around Howard’s guitar mastery, catchy songwriting and soulful vocals. The JHB rhythm section is fueled by bass virtuoso Farko Dosumov, the creative drumming of John Stout and B3 maestro Frank Holman. Sparks ignite when this Seattle A-Team hits the stage with a sound that mixes blues, jazz and rock into a truly remarkable and exciting original style. James Howard has been fronting his own band for over 20 years and has been internationally recognized having won for “Best Blues Guitarist” in the 2011 “Six String Theory Global Guitar Contest”. Howard has released five CDs total including the two new 2016 releases, “Devachan” and “Path of the Mystic”, the former being Howard’s first all instrumental album and the latter being an all blues album recorded live at the famous Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle, Washington. The James Howard Band is an act not to be missed, so make sure you catch their show when they come to your town.