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Colin James to appear with Tim Hicks at the CCMA Awards Show

(Toronto, ON) August 23, 2016 – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) has revealed the remaining performers as part of the 2016 CCMA Awards Show line-up. Terri Clark, Cold Creek County, Tim Hicks joined by Colin James, Johnny Reid, and special guest Sam Hunt will all take the stage at Budweiser Gardens in London, ON on Sunday, September 11. The 2016 CCMA Awards Show will air live on CBC at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) with an encore airing on CMT (Canada) at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

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Colin James announces new album, “Blue Highways”, Oct 14 via True North Records

Colin James - Blue HighwaysDUE OCTOBER 14 VIA TRUE NORTH RECORDS

PRE-ORDER BLUE HIGHWAYS VIA ITUNES, AMAZON OR TRUE NORTH LABEL STORE

August 4, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Juno Award Winning Singer-songwriter Colin James will release his 18th album, Blue Highways, on October 14 via True North Records.

Blue Highways was co-produced by Colin and Dave Meszaros (Wake Owl, Old Man Canyon) and recorded at The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver.

Blue Highways pays tribute to some of the singer/ guitarist’s longtime blues idols including Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, Jr. Wells & Buddy Guy, Peter Green, Robert Johnson and William Bell to name a few.

In the Spring of 2015 Colin wrapped up his Hearts on Fire tour.  After a couple of months of straight touring, Colin was loving playing with the band and really happy with the sound they had created on stage.  What better time to make a record?  Especially the record Colin had been itching to make for years – a collection of some of his favorite blues tracks.  In less than a week Colin and his touring band went into The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver and in just 2 days, Blue Highways was born.

The lead single, “Going Down” inspired by the great Freddie King features; Geoff Hicks (Drums), Steve Pelletier (Bass), Jesse O’Brien (Piano), Craig Northey (Rhythm Guitar), and of course Colin James (Vocal/Guitar).

Colin James has been named as an inductee into the 2016 Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame presented by FACTOR. In addition to this honour, Colin will be headlining the Western Canadian Music Awards Show at Casino Regina on October 13, kicking off BreakOut West’s 14th year of celebrating western Canada’s talent.

BLUE HIGHWAYS TRACK LIST

  1. Boogie Funk (Written by Freddie King)
  2. Watch Out (Written by Peter Green)
  3. Big Road Blues (Written by Thomas Johnson)
  4. Bad Bad Whiskey (Written by Thomas M Davis)
  5. Going Down (Written by Don Nix)
  6. Gypsy Woman (Written by McKinley Morganfield)
  7. Goin’ Away (Written by James A. Lane)
  8. Lonesome (Written by Peter Chatman)
  9. Hoodoo Man Blues (Written by Amos Blakemore (Jr. Wells)
  10. Riding In The Moonlight / Mr. Luck (Riding In The Moonlight Written by Chester Burnett (Howlin’ Wolf)  (Mr. Luck Written by Jimmy Reed)
  11. Don’t Miss You Water (Written by William Bell)
  12. Ain’t Long For Day (Written by Blind Willie McTell)
  13. Last Fair Deal (Written by Robert Johnson)

 

For publicity inquiries, product request or interview opportunities please contact:
Eric Alper Email:  eric@truenorthrecords.com
Phone: (905) 690-9397 ext 234

 

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Colin James on The Strombo Show this Sunday, April 26

George Stroumboulopoulos, Colin James, and Adam DriverColin James and Adam Driver will be featured on The Strombo Show this Sunday night on CBC Radio 2, 8-11 PM.

The Strombo Show runs the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It’s a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.

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New Colin James album “Hearts on Fire” available today

“Making this record with my good friend Colin Linden with such a fantastic veteran rhythm section was an amazing experience,” Colin recounts. “The majority of the recording was done in Nashville during a stretch of warm spring weather so every time I hear the songs I feel like I’m right back in The South. I hope my fans enjoy listening to this record as much as we all enjoyed making it.”

Get it now from Amazon or iTunes, or a record store near you.

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More acoustic duo shows announced for SK & MB

Manitoba and Saskatchewan dates have been announced for Colin’s acoustic duo tour. The shows go on sale this Friday, January 30.

Apr 30: Prince Albert, SK / Rawlinson Centre
May 1: Moose Jaw, SK / Mae Wilson Theatre
May 2: Brandon, MB / The Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
May 3: Yorkton, SK / The Gallagher Centre
May 4: Melfort, SK / Kerry Vickar Centre

For more details, check out Colin’s tour page.

Colin’s next album, Hearts on Fire, will be released on February 3, 2015. The album is currently available for pre-order or available as an exclusive pre-release at HMV.

 

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