James Howard is an award-winning guitarist/singer/songwriter/band leader and music educator. You can book the James Howard Band or James solo with him singing and playing his guitar.

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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“Guitarist extraordinaire… animated, energetic, and intense performance…  a breathtaking exhibition…   pushed the crowd to the edges of their seats…  simply awesome”. – Live reviews editor from Music Connection Magazine in LA wrote this about James in a review of a performance at BB King’s Blues Club in Hollywood in 1999

“Howard is tougher to categorize than you might think- sort of a Jimi Hendrix on guitar with John Lennon’s voice and vision… a songwriter with great depth” – Lee Cotton from Rock and Blues News Magazine reviewed the Howard’s first all originals CD: Electric Rain CD

In 2023 The James Howard Band won the WA Blues Society’s International Blues Challenge Finals for the 2nd time since 2016, earing the opportunity represent the WA Blues Society in Memphis in January 2024. In 2016, the JHB was eliminated in the quarter finals. In 2024, the JHB made it one step further to teh semi-finals.

Howard is no stranger to winning international music contests. In 2012, Howard “Best Blues Guitarist” for the Six String Theory Global Guitar Competition with applicants submitting from 49 countries world-wide.

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