November 21, 2019
USA Today revealed this morning that James has partnered with Audible Inc. to create Break Shot, a one-of-a-kind music and storytelling experience due for release as an Audible Original in early 2020. Break Shot is James’s first-ever spoken-word performance.
Prompted by interviews conducted with music journalist Bill Flanagan at TheBarn, Break Shot is a deeply personal and authentic audio-only memoir featuring personal reflections on James’s childhood, family life and the early days of his career. Music and songs will be woven throughout.
I’ve known Bill Flanagan and admired his writing forever. So I was happy and relieved that he had agreed to help me gather my thoughts and edit this autobiography of my beginnings, the on-ramp to the road I’ve traveled ever since. A pitcher needs a catcher and a funny and intelligent collaborator can make you seem likewise. To the best of my recollection, I never had much of a memory; but here’s how I remember it… Did I say that already?
James has a busy year ahead — in addition to Break Shot, he is putting the finishing touches on a new album to be released on Fantasy Records in early 2020. Exciting tour news also coming soon!
photo: Ellyn Kusmin