(Mountain View, Calif.) - Americana/Country artist Natasha James headlines on the KFOX Classic Rock Stage at the 2011 Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, Castro St., Civic Center Plaza, Mountain View, Saturday, September 10. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info: (650) 968-8378 or log onto www.miramarevents.com/mountainview/music.html.
James will perform material from her award-winning "Tequila Time" album as well as from her forthcoming CD, "My Country Has The Blues," (Highway One Records/WHP), whose self-titled, politically and socially-charged title track became the #1 Most Added Single to Radio shortly after its July 1 release and which is currently at #37 on the Country Main Chart (STS).
Music News Nashville profiled James in a Cover Story ("Natasha James - An American Troubadour") this past June, while "Tequila Time" has been at #1 on the respected Roots Music Report Roots Country Internet Chart for over four months. James' previous CD, "Bad Judgements," is at #8 on the RMR chart, giving her two albums currently in the Top Ten.
Produced in conjunction with Stephen Hart (White Stripes, Neville Brothers, John Lee Hooker) at The Site Recording in Marin County, engineered by Ronnie Rivera, and mastered by multiple Grammy winner David Reitzas (Barbara Streisand, Barry Manilow) at Westlake Studios in Los Angeles, "My Country Has The Blues" is a timely anthem for what is happening all around us in our country, a catchy tune with James' unique Americana blend of country, blues, roots, and rock.
My country has the blues/she's just like me and you
She's trying hard but she's confused/we better help her to get through
Instead of standing on the sidelines/we better get some guidelines
Instead of criticizing/we better start uniting
In "My Country Has the Blues," James once again shows us she has her finger on the pulse of the human condition, with lyrics as insightful as they are timely and universal, and married to an infectious musical track guaranteed to have you singing along, with the words running in your head long after the song has ended.
James has recently enjoyed extensive European radio airplay on stations including Radio Eurohertz ("Doc Shultze Country Time" program); and "Country Time (UKW 88.0), as well as European station and website, Tell Them Country (read an interview with James by Tell Them Country's Sara Haskell:http://www.tellthemcountry.com/content/sarah-emily-interviews-natasha-james). Domestically, James was recently profiled on "The Wimmin's Show" heard over KZUM 89.3 FM in Lincoln, NB along with fellow blues divas, Shemekia Copeland and Janiva Magness. "Tequila Time" was played in its entirety on www.allsouthernrock.com, and James was just interviewed by Sonny Rock on WRIP 97.9 FM in New York.
Released in 2009, "Tequila Time" garnered James high acclaim and international airplay, making the top 5 of multiple formats in the charts. It also received favorable reviews from some of the most high-profile music publications both in the States and abroad (OUTLAW; MAVERICK; MUSIC CONNECTION; CASHBOX to name a few) as well as virtually every Nashville-based publication (MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE; NASHVILLE GAB; NASHVILLE COUNTRY CLUB; COUNTRY ENTERTAINMENT USA). Tequila Time was honored as "Country Album of the Year" by the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2009, with James winning "Producer's Choice: Country Songwriter of the Year" at the 2010 LAMA's.
Natasha is also currently writing music for some upcoming reality television shows produced by Dennis Gelbaum.
NATASHA JAMES INTERVIEWS/PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS ON REQUEST.