“He occupies the role of the passionate observer,
emotionally invested in the lives of the everyday, desperate characters around him.”
Pennsylvania-via-Baltimore singer/songwriter Anthony St. James writes soulful story songs and folk ballads with the vibe of a worn acoustic guitar rescued from the floor of CBGB’s, and a sympathetic voice filtered through the warmth of 1960’s soul records.
Since 2008 he’s performed in cafes, clubs, bars, theaters, festivals, book stores, record shops and radio stations throughout the US & Canada. In 2015 he co-headlined his first tour abroad throughout the UK & Ireland, performing in legendary venues including the Castle Hotel (Manchester) and Bruxelles (Dublin). In 2017 he performed a two night residency in Reykjavik, Iceland, sharing the stage with two of the country’s most acclaimed troubadours, Svavar Knutur and Sveinn Gudmundsson.
His debut album Songs of Anthony St. James is due out October 14th. The first single “Leaving on the Train” is out now on all streaming platforms.
“Vivid storytelling and a strong, soulful voice.”
[Evolution of Folk]
“Lyrics that brim with color, sharp insights and telling details.
Certainly he’s a young man worth watching.”
“Anthony tells great stories. His writing style is pure storyteller.
And his between-song crowd interaction? His introductions? Perfect.”
“A captivating live presence… he balances warm anecdotes with a wry sense of humor,
like Billy Bragg or a stripped-down Springsteen on a small stage in a dark bar.”
[The Buffalo Dispatch]