Greylan James / Sam James
September 24, 2017 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Greylan James is a singer-songwriter and producer from Knoxville, Tennessee. Greylan began playing guitar at age 10 and by 13 he was opening for acts like Kenny Chesney, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, etc. Greylan appeared on Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice, and was ranked in Guitar Center’s Brotherhood of The Guitar Top 20 Guitar Players under 21.
Greylan moved to Nashville in 2014, and signed his first publishing deal. In 2017, Greylan signed to Dreamlined Entertainment Group and is one of the hottest young songwriters and producers in town.
Sam James is an American original, deeply committed to expressing stories of his life through the power of lyrics. He openly articulates that following repeated trial and error, he has found himself and is keenly aware that determination yielded a true sense of originality. His surroundings, and life as a hometown boy from Worcester, MA has shaped him as a man. The industrial economy, and its hard working local populace, have had an impact on his drive to leave it all out on the stage during every live performance, with his intent to stage great concerts that inspire those in attendance to relate to the lyrics and emotion of the work.
James has been a touring artist for several years. Following his appearance on season three of The Voice, he paused and committed diligence to reaching a place of realized vision. Looking back on the experience he reflects, “When you are on a television singing show you get lost in the shuffle most times. I was not nearly as confident then as I am now, and although I knew what/who I wanted to be creatively, I did not know how to achieve those goals. The Voice moves so quickly. Looking back, it was only a quick moment. Over the last two years, I have learned so much, not only about myself as an artist, but about the music business itself. I learned to make music that I respected and loved. You cannot go into recording an album thinking ‘will the public like this?’. That was always my mistake. I wanted to be like other artists instead of finding myself and being true to my own music. Looking forward into the future, I can honestly share that I found the balance of the music of my heroes which include John Mayer, Coldplay, Dave Matthews, and my own music. I am committed to staying true to myself, and if you aren’t happy with your music, then nobody else will be. I finally found myself, and this record reflects that.”
Sam is set to release his new EP “It never Happens” on September 30th. He is currently touring with Boyce Avenue at theaters on the East Coast. He will be performing at The Paramount Theatre in MY on September 30th, and The Metropolis Theatre in Montreal, QC on October 1st.