Brownswood Bubblers Eight // Everett James
July 16, 2012
We thought we’d share with you a little insight into this chapter’s featured artists, and today we feature Everett James. His beautiful track ‘Shot Through The Heart’ is what caught Gilles’ attention.
Everett James began his musical journey in Asheville, North Carolina. Born in to a musical family he learned the art from his father and performed with his sister throughout his youth. Educated classically and through real world experience, Everett is influenced by a vast variety of artists from Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, George Clinton, Prince, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, RUN DMC, Tribe Called Quest, to J-Dilla. Live or in the studio, Everett pushes urban music forward and brings the rich legacy of the blues to the future.
Since 1998, Everett has built a catalogue of works that he writes, produces, and performs, and engineers at his hide-away Electronika Studios located in Atlanta, Georgia. Everett plays all the instrumentation on his productions layering instrument track by track. He often plays bass, guitar, keys, and drums through out his projects. He has recorded with George Clinton, toured with Maseo Parker, hit guitar solos on the stage of the Fillmore West & House of Blues, walked the open mics in the NYC village, and played drums through out Europe with Stacy Epps. His most recent accomplishment is completing a 3 month residency in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia performing with the Celebration Club band on Bass.
How would you describe your music?
Future Blues. Electro Funk.
Where do you draw your inspiration?
The creator of heaven and earth. Family. Love.
When can we catch the live show?
We are currently in Atlanta Ga working the album “Metamorphosis” that will be released in August and planning to tour UK with Stacy Epps this fall.
Where can folks check out you and your music?