November 21, 2019 | « back

Announcing: Break Shot

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.

From James:

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