Steve James at Trinity Backstage

Posted on Sep 24 by SEASONS Magazine

Steve James, courtesy Trinity Backstage

Steve James, courtesy Trinity Backstage

On Sept. 26, Blues master Steve James will perform for the first time at Trinity Backstage Coffeehouse, 1500 State St., as part of the Trinity Backstage Acoustic Concert Series.

Very few people can rock a blues guitar like Steve, or present the full bodied inspiring show that he can. He’s great singer, writer and player. “Steve James is a great instrumentalist, a prolific composer, and a dynamic stage presence. He is one of the few contemporary songwriters to manage the neat trick of working within older traditions while consistently producing lyrics that sound fresh and smart rather than cute or nostalgic,” says Elijah Wald, musician and author of The Dozens and How The Beatles Destroyed Rock’n’Roll. “His singing conveys both the depth and the humor of his material, and his live shows have a crackling energy that is light years away from the museum-style presentation of many acoustic blues revivalists. It’s a hell of a show.”

The show will start at 8 p.m., and there is a suggested $10 donation at the door. Please call 805/962-2970 to reserve a table.

On Sept. 27, Steve will conduct a blues guitar workshop at the Guitar Bar, 137 Anacapa St., from 3–5 p.m. Only 15 spots are available. Please call 805/770-7242 for more information.

–Michelle Jarrard

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