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Progressions Concert Series presents Jeremy James with special guest Nathan Duprey. Saturday, November 17, 2007. 8:00 PM, 7:30 PM doors. $10/$8 students. Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center, 332 Hudson Ave, AlbanyCDGLCC
332 Hudson Ave, Albany
$10 / $8 Students, All Ages, Doors open at 7:30 PM
Call 518-462-6138 x-11 for information or reservations

Born and raised in by-God Arkansas and a direct descendant of Jesse James, this alt-country/folk singer-songwriter has steady aim with songs as gritty as Steve Earle and deft storytelling as poignant as John Prine. There are no vague poetic mumblings, just great straight-ahead lyrics about mama, church and politics; his influences ranging from the Indigo Girls to Johnny Cash, y'all. He's got four CDs under his gun belt, including his latest, Landlocked. It's a polished studio album that features popular touring singer-songwriter Namoli Brennet and local Albany, NY, favorites Almost Awake and the Bookdrop Bees.

Don't ask him his favorite places to perform. While he's played in venues ranging from Fagapalooza to coffeehouses, his favorites are the places where the audience really listens. Whether it's a big festival or a tiny bar, it's those folks with attentive faces who make it a good gig.

In 2006 Jeremy was a winner of the Shine Songwriters Contest, a benefit for the arts in schools. He also received an honorable mention in the 2006 PeaceDriven Songwriting Contest for the songs "Christmas in September," "Allegiance," and "The Back Row."

His first album, Wasted Youth, a studio album released in May 2005, was well received. His second release, Grey Gardens, came out in December of that same year. It's less produced, the simplicity of his guitar, voice and songs shining through. In September of 2006 he released Lost Souls, an EP of live and demo songs.

He's shared the stage with Chris Pureka, Adrianne, Namoli Brennet, Mara Levi, and Kris Landherr. His songs have been featured on regional radio as well as internet stations.

" … a hallmark of songwriting talent." – CE Skidmore, Glens Falls PostStar