James Howard is an award-winning guitarist/singer/songwriter/band leader and music educator. He is a prolific performer whether he is headlining with the James Howard Band, opening a show acoustic solo or backing up The Kellee Bradley Band as sideman lead guitarist.

Based on the West Coast of the USA, Howard has been delighting audiences from B.B. Kings Blues Club in Los Angeles to the Triple Door in Seattle Washington for over 40 years. When the pandemic ended, Howard celebrated by touring Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

Playing fairs, festivals, theaters and night clubs. Howard and his 3- piece and 4-piece ensembles deliver a satisfying mix of originals and covers, ranging from virtuoso instrumentals to rockin' blues. Serving the world through music is Howard's life purpose.

James Howard has produced and released 5 CDs on his vanity labels, Laughing Man Records and Ishtvara Records. He is currently in pre-production for an all blues 6th CD, scheduled for late 2024 release.

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For the Love of Song

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