Earlier this month, James and band played the 2019 Summer Gala for the IYRS School of Technology & Trades, a private, non-profit school that trains highly skilled craftspeople and technicians for careers in a wide range of industries.
Click the image below to see a gallery of photos from the event!
The Warner Bros. Albums: 1970–1976, presenting newly remastered versions of the six classic albums James recorded for Warner Bros. in the 1970s, is now available. Click below to see part of a new interview with Peter Asher about his time with James, and stay tuned for the rest of the series!
The 2019 Tanglewood summer concert season in Lenox, MA has begun. This summer includes the opening of the Linde Center for Music (the first year-round facility on the Tanglewood grounds) and the new Tanglewood Learning Institute. Read more about the opening here.
Also, check out more information on this inaugural TLI season and go to BSO.org for Boston Symphony Orchestra and all ticket information.
To create the high quality vinyl pressing for The Complete Warner Bros. Albums: 1970–1976 release, Bernie Grundman used this Scully lathe — extensively restored, adapted and modernized. This lathe transferred James’s classics from original 1970’s tape into the grooves of a disc and is considered unequalled in its fidelity and precision using state-of-the-art handmade components. Bernie Grundman and Peter Asher together took care to ensure the final pressing will precisely reproduce the albums* James created 50 years ago.
*The six albums included in the July 19 LP and CD boxed set release are: Sweet Baby James (1970), Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971), One Man Dog (1972), Walking Man (1974), Gorilla (1975), and In the Pocket (1976)