is some of what the press has had to say about David James:
by Jon Reuck
here to read about David in Bass
Fun story and interview in PREMIER Guitar Magazine with Rich Eckhardt, guitarist withToby Keith for over twenty years, about touring in Europe back in his days with Fish Heads & Rice.
Great description of what it was like back then!
to Me; Our Favorite Song.
Dorothy Moore: More Moore : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone
singer, who ascended the charts with "Misty Blue" way back when,
now has a voice that has aged, husky and more than capable of delivering
three-hearts-in-a-tangle sagas and mistreated woman dramas.
lovers of that style will find much to like with More Moore. Standouts
include "Lie to Me." (Written by David James)
It's shameful this type of music is absent on mainstream radio. ~ Andrew
Hamilton, All Music Guide
THE BLUES was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album
in the 37th Annual Grammy Awards, and deservedly so.
-The Blues Daily
Certified - In my opinion, the best song on the album, love the lyrics,
very upbeat. Great solo on the guitar and harmonica. Really can listen
to this over and over.
-plastic rock star ciao.com
hottest song on the 104.5 down home blues show is Lie To Me. The people
-radioman Greg Arnold
To Me ...pushes the melody for a heartfelt homerun.
-The Cutting Edge
would've loved it had he played the sublimely soulful "Lie To Me"
from "I Smell Smoke"
aching, slow burn gospel-laced "Lie to Me" (Written
by David James) also benefits from Burks stunning tone that prowls
and growls like a caged tiger. The combination of his singing and six-stringing
talents makes Michael Burks an incendiary force and lights the fire under
I Smell Smoke. --Hal Horowitz
swaggering "Gonna Put You Out Of My Misery" (Written by David
James) and the slow grind of
"That Knife Don't Cut No More" are among his best songs...Amazon.com
Neal's albums are invariably dominated by well-chosen songs no
small feat these days.
-Bill Dahl allmusic.com
songs on Running Horse by Jack Sundrud (one co-written with Craig Bickhardt
and David James) are strongly melodic, in that mid-tempo rock beat that
Poco always did so well. They still sound like classic Poco tunes.
You find yourself tapping your feet, even singing along after only one
songs are indeed a surprise in quality and consistency...
...the music is still relevant and enjoyable.
-Moshe Benarroch for The Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
Get Enough" is another catchy song, with a little funk courtesy of
pedal steel filtered through a wah-wah.
Get Enough" brings Jack to the forefront again, this time with a
anchored by a muscular guitar hook.
of the most interesting lyric arrangements on the CD."
- Brad Sandler
about the live shows...
lovers danced the night away Saturday at the Coral Bay Blues Festival
on St. John.
The David James band had many in the diverse crowd on their feet."
Islands Daily News, March 8, 2004
led by composer-bass player-vocalist David James. His top notch talent....."
Islands Daily News, March 5, 2004
the late afternoon with David James, one of the best vocalist on the island, and
the ever expanding guitar arsenal of Rodger Bressi." - St. Croix Avis,
"If you can't have fun watching these guys
you're not breathing." The Nashville
is one of the most interesting vocalists of the 90's"-
Buscadero Magazine, Italy 1995
the Virgin Islands Daily News October 24, 2003:
music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway
where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's
also a negative side.
- Hunter S. Thompson