John James sings the blues

john james
john james

legendary blues and ragtime guitarist John James is going to perform at Milngavie Folk Club in The Fraser Centre, Douglas Street, Milngavie tomorrow (Saturday).

He is a Welsh acoustic guitarist specialising in blues, folk, and jazz, and is also an exponent of ragtime guitar.

Born in Lampeter, Wales at the tail end of the 1940s, James has an international reputation as a guitarist having entertained audiences all over Britain, Europe and the USA for 25 years.

A leading figure on the acoustic music scene of the 1970’s, John (pictured above) has recorded over 15 albums and has also presented and guested on numerous TV and radio shows in both the UK and further afield.

He started playing guitar at the age of 12 and spent a lot of time in local pop and R&B bands but later focused on solo acoustic guitar.

With Peter Berryman, John recorded the one of the most innovative acoustic guitar album of the time - Sky In My Pie - and later went on to perform at the Royal Albert Hall, Olympia Paris and The Other End in New York.

He remains one of the most accomplished and entertaining of guitarists and has brought the art of fingerpicking/fingerstyle guitar from the initial acclaim of dedicated guitar fans to the appreciation of a wider audience.

Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets cost £10 and are available from www.milngaviefolkclub.co.uk or phone 07743885991 or on the door on the night.