With the charming eccentricity of a true poet, Early James takes the endless absurdity he sees around him,then alchemizes his unease into a glorious patchwork of musical idioms. He conjures the ghosts of great southern gothic writers from Eudora Welty to William Faulkner, while channeling the haunted spirits of Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt.

Produced by multi-Grammy Award winner Dan Auerbach, his second album Strange Time To Be Alive evokes a timeless amalgam of forsaken blues, wistful folk, Tin Pan Alley crooning, brooding murder ballads and vaudeville piano tunes, all anchored by a voice that sways from gravel-filled shouts to a pained, forlorn whisper.

“No one can do what Early James does…taps into Easy Eye Sound’s signature greasy soul and his own brand of warm, elastic blues.” No Depression

“James’ eclectic approach is brilliantly idiosyncratic. No one sounds like him. Or even comes
close.” American Songwriter