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James Wilson is known for diverse, lyrically driven songs delivered in a soulful, emotional voice artfully lined with southern tonalities and notable diction. He is a singer/songwriter descendant of British vaudevillian performers and a dad who sung in the church choir. Born in New York and raised in Austin,Texas, James' influences include Steve Ray Vaughn, Donovan Frankenreiter, Townes Van Zandt, Arlo Guthrie, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Willie Nelson, James Talyor, Radio Head, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. James writes using an organic method to tease out subconscious prose and avoids over-writing and re-writes. His songs begin as a means to document internal dialog without edit, and to learn about himself. The result is a raw, simple, stripped but emotionally-charged sound. James is a RiverArts Board Member, as well as a frequent performer at clubs and restaurants in the Rivertowns, Manhattan, White Plains, and The Irvington Farmers Market, where he has cultivated a devoted following.