"James Pitts isn't just a great guitar player...he works from the heart with a flawless and fiery edge that's filled with passion and soul. When James plays, he owns you." Jim mills/Life Tribe Productions
Stylistically hard to pigeonhole - - Is the music too blues for rock - or too rock for blues? -- to label the music is to limit it.
Whether an improvisational jam or a carefully arranged song, James Pitts thirst for musical satisfaction is seemingly unquenchable. Equally capable of spontaneous serendipity as well as pre-planned perfection, this guitarist is truly in the midst of an all-encompassing love affair with the music he creates.
Born in 1976 and raised in a music-loving homes in various states throughout the U.S, James Pitts felt the calling to play after hearing blues great Stevie Ray Vaughan's song Lenny. A chance meeting with the former Mighty Sam McClain sax/guitar player Pat Herlehy catapulted Pitt's pursuit of a professional music career - what James terms "a turning point" in his life - when his mother orchestrated a chance for James to sit in with Pat's hometown band Big Boy Guitar & The Drive By Bloozin. He was called up for one but asked to play for three after the band heard him play. Later he would be asked to sit in at almost every local show the band did. James has sat in with many well known blues and rock guitarists and even been asked to go on the road with a couple, most recently he was asked by "Ray Drew" the former guitar player for Bobby Blue Bland.
The band was put together and built around James in June and they've been working on original material for their first CD since then.
We do play live and we love it. Pretty much every show has some kind of special moment so I don't really want to single any out.
SRV, Hendrix, T-Bone Walker, Albert Collins, Albert & BB King, John Mayall, Jimmie Vaughan, Wes Montgomery and many many more...
I'll get back to this when I have the full list if what we use in front of me..