James Howard wants to heal the world through music. In the principles of music live the secrets of harmony. Why not base the human social system on ideas of harmony?
Music brings us together and James believes in sharing music, performing music, teaching music and loving and living through music.
In fact, he breathes spiritual life into his music with passion and dedication. His fans feel the healing quality of James Howard’s music.
James has been performing music since he was pre-adolescent. After getting an electric guitar at age 13, he began devoting his life to the instrument, both as performer and as a guitar teacher, displaying a knack for teaching others how to play.
He has released Five CD’s of music with a wide range of styles and sounds, from original compositions to highly individualized renditions of obscure songs by others, along with some recognizable covers.
James has won awards for his guitar playing talent and ability including “Best Blues Guitarist” in the 2011 Lee Ritenour and Yamaha sponsored “Six String Theory Global Guitar Competition”. In 2016, James Howard and his band was selected to represent The Washington Blues Society in Memphis Tennessee for the “International Blues Competition” . In 1996, James was a runner up finalist in Guitar Player Magazine’s “Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Contest”, performing for Jimi’s dad in San Francisco at the contest finals.
He has opened concerts for Robin Trower, John Waite, and UFO, played flamenco guitar at Benaroya Hall in Seattle backed by a 25 piece orchestra. He even had a brief stint playing with country singer Tayla Lynn, Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter.
Today he has a full schedule of rehearsing and performing with his own band as well as sideman work with other artists, studio work in the recording studios of Seattle WA, and teaching one-on-one guitar lessons and group classes.
James also has a passion for and a self-taught education in socio-spiritual work, teaching classes and doing readings on Numerology, Astrology, Human Design and Tarot.
He is looking forward to the up-coming concert “An Evening with James Howard” at the Columbia City Theater November 16, 2018 in Seattle WA.
James Howard was born in Oakland CA June 13, 1963. He moved to Seattle in 2001 where he currently lives.