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Colin James

5 Shows in!

Hello one and all. I’ve been so busy preparing for this tour, I’ve forgotten to write something. We are 5 shows in now and played in Vancouver last night. What a crowd!! Thank you so much to everyone that has come out so far. We’ve got a great bus driver (and bus) with us and the crew are doing a great job getting everything ticking.

Felt like we gelled as a band tonight and that from now on we can start honing in on having fun and playing the music. Suzy McNeil sounds great so make sure you catch her show. She has a beautiful voice.

Can’t wait to see you there!!!!!

Colin

Colin James World Vision Child Sponsorship Promotion

Colin James is very excited to be supporting World Vision’s Child Sponsorship Program on his 2010 Canadian Tour. As a child sponsor for many years, Colin understands the life-changing benefits that come with sponsoring a child and in doing so wants to thank you in person for supporting a child through World Vision. The first four fans to sponsor a child at each of Colin’s performances will have the exclusive opportunity to meet Colin back stage that evening. World Vision will have a promotional table set up at each venue where a World Vision representative volunteer will be more than happy to assist you in sponsoring a child of your choice. It’s that easy. For so little, we can do so much and literally change a life. We look forward to seeing you at the show.

“Favorites” Section

Hey everyone!

We’ve added a section to the site called “Favorites”. This is a chance for you to learn a bit about Colin, what makes him tick, what he’s into, favorite blues tracks and videos, and what inspires him. Check back often for updates.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the 2010 tour! Check out the VIP section for details on how you can purchase a ticket, signed CD and a meet and greet with Colin! Makes a great Christmas gift!

Colin’s new CD, Rooftops and Satellites is in stores now, don’t forget to pick up your copy! Includes Man’s Gotta Be a Stone, Lost Again, and a smokin’ cover of Bob Dylan’s If You’ve Gotta Go Go Now among other gems.

Stay Warm,

Admin

Howdy howdy howdy howdy…

Thought I’d start out all “western like” with the howdy.

Hmmmm… Well the record came out on October 6th and it’s been fun to hear something rocking on the radio!

Wavelength went to radio a few days ago and it’s starting it’s run while Man’s Gotta Be A Stone winds down. Lost Again is getting some play as well, and entered the AC chart this week so here’s hoping it has a good go of it. Please make sure to request the song at your local station!

I moved after years in the same place so that was a huge endeavor. Moving sucks! Really happy with the new place mind you and change is good.

Don’t know if I ever want to move again although , I know I will. What a stressful deal that is !!! It’s all just stuff though and not that important in the grand scheme really.

I went to Paris for a quick trip the other day after playing a private show in Toronto and had an awesome time. I stayed in the Marais and just walked around checking out galleries , window shopping and hanging out in crisp, sunny weather.

I had a great time joining Downchild Blues Band’s 40th anniversary show at Massey Hall a couple nights ago. Thought their show was fantastic and really enjoyed meeting James Cotton and his wife. I’ve been checking out old footage of James Cotton lately and reacquainting myself with his fantastic playing.

Dan Aykroyd was a great emcee and it was fun hanging out with him a bit and playing on stage together as well.

Of course had a chance to catch up with Colin Linden who opened and played during the night’s show and Tom Wilson who hung out for a bit.

Tons of fun.

Thanks to everyone that bought VIP packages and/or tickets for the shows in 2010, looking forward to seeing you! Reminder if you haven’t got your tickets yet, please do! Check the tour section for details.

Anyway, I guess that’s it for now and see you soon,

Colin James

VIP Package Details

We have a ton of new tour dates and we’re excited to be able to offer you a chance to buy tickets before they go on sale to the public! Starting today, two special packages will be available in our online store.

The Deluxe VIP Package includes:

-Ticket within the first five rows
-Meet and greet with Colin himself!
-Autographed copy of Rooftops and Satellites
-Special edition Colin James guitar pick

As you can imagine these are very limited!

The VIP Package includes:
-Ticket within the first ten rows
-Autographed copy of Rooftops and Satellites
-Special edition Colin James guitar pick

Be sure to visit the store before Friday, when regular ticket sales open up.

If we aren’t visiting your town, you can still pre-order a physical copy of Rooftops and Satellites before it hits shelves on October 6. As well, a digital pre-order with exclusive bonus tracks will be available September 29th on iTunes. Check out our brand new website for tour dates, info on the new album and more: www.colinjames.com .

Can’t wait to see you out on the road!

New website & tour!

Hi, and welcome to the new Colin James website!

We’re excited to be able to offer you a chance to buy tickets for our upcoming tour before they go on sale to the public! Starting at 10am EST on Tuesday, September 22nd (that’s tomorrow) two special packages will be available in our online store. The Deluxe VIP package includes a ticket within the first five rows, a meet and greet with Colin himself, an autographed copy of Rooftops and Satellites, a tour laminate, and a guitar pick. As you can imagine these are very limited. The VIP package includes a ticket within the first ten rows, an autographed copy of Rooftops and Satellites, a tour laminate, and a guitar pick. Be sure to visit the store before Friday, when regular ticket sales open up. Also, if we aren’t visiting your town, you can still pre-order a copy of Rooftops and Satellites.

Greetings!

Hope you’re having a great summer. It’s Colin here on a typically long over due progress report. You may have heard a couple of new songs on the radio by now, called Man’s Gotta Be A Stone and Lost Again. These are the first singles from the new record coming out this fall called Rooftops and Satellites. Hell we hope they play em all!!!The new disc has 12 songs of which 9 are original and 3 are covers. I’m heading out to Toronto to do some press soon and might just have to go see Van Morrison at Massey Hall while I’m at it. The tickets for my show at Massey Hall are now on sale and the rest of the Canadian tour will be announced in the upcoming days. Keep an eye on the tour section for updates. The web site will go through an update soon and it will have some great new features and a brand new look as well. Hopefully this will be ready at release time for the new record. I’m really excited about touring in the new year and playing these new songs.

Take care,
Colin James

Hello out there in cyberland

A little update is in order I’m sure. I’ve been getting ready to record for a while and have been writing songs with my good friend Tom Wilson out in Hamilton as well as others. We’ll be recording here in Vancouver at the Warehouse starting in May, with a release date of late September 2009. Mike Fraser is engineering fresh off the new AC/DC recording and I’m pumped about that. The band will consist of the usual CJ suspects and I can’t wait to get at it!

If you’re in Vancouver, keep your spidy senses sharp as there will be a small venue, filmed performance of new songs from the release recorded for CBC radio and TV, sometime in July.

Summer seems to finally be on it’s way, thank heaven.

Anyway… guess that’s about it for now… more to come, soon.

Take care,
Colin James

Hello out there in cyber land!

I will start by apologizing for not saying anything for so long. I’ll be the first to admit that keeping up with the sites and blogging is not really my thing. We’ve had a surprisingly nice November out here in Vancouver as by now we usually would have had hurricane type winds that would topple tree tops and sheer roofs.

Bonnie Raitt came to Vancouver at the end of August and she was unbelievably good as usual. She got me up on both nights and I played and sang on a couple of songs a night so I was in heaven. What a class act she is in every way. The band is also top notch of course and it was great to see my friend Hutch (he played bass on Bad Habits) again.

I went to see Van Morrison at the Hollywood Bowl a couple of weeks ago where he did two sets , the second being dedicated to Astral Weeks. Every song on the record. This was taped for a future DVD .

It was great and my good friend Bob Ruggiero (Bob was out with the Little Big Band and played on LBB 3) holding down the drum chair for Van. Met some of the band including his long time Bass player David Hayes.

While down there I met with a engineer/producer named Ed Cherney and it looks like we will be working on the next project together. He has worked and mixed Eric Clapton(Tears in Heaven) and the Crossroads project, Bonnie Raitt (Nick Of Time and Luck of the Draw) as well as a couple of Jann Arden records so we are now working towards that recording.

Saw Little Feat at the House of Blues on Sunset on a Sunday night and it was great to re-connect with them as we toured together years ago. Ritchie Hayward was kicking on the drums as usual.

Our family has a new puppy arriving in 2 weeks and we are extremely excited about that !

Hope you all have a peaceful and fun Holiday season and hopefully we’ll talk sooner this next time.