Thanks to Steve Theacker from WWUH, the University of Hartford’s public radio station, for introducing me to Steve James this morning on my drive in to work. When I first tuned in I thought I was listening to one of the old timers but to my surprise and joy it was a living, breathing acoustic blues master. Great chops matched with a great voice – what more could you want.
At his website you’ll find two free mp3s to hear him in action, and if you happen to play, there are handwritten tablatures for the same two songs. You can buy his brand new cd “Short Blue Stories”, too. I haven’t heard it yet but from the description and the mp3s I’m guessing it’s going to tickle my bluesy bone.