R&B / Soul / Blues from San Diego, CA
Performing on the The Camps Stage in 2017
Soul Artist James Ian is an R&B singer, songwriter, composer whose music melts his listeners with the quiet intensity of his voice and lyrics. Never loud, never vulgar, the power in his music comes from the sheer depths of his emotion, brought forth with penetrating poignant lyrics and a voice of honesty and unabashed sincerity.
Always uplifting and inspirational, his songs capture the spirit of a man who wants to live every moment of life, giving brutal honesty and immediacy to his music. Never letting precious moments pass without due respect, he absorbs every moment, every feeling with fascination, curiosity, and soulful deliberation, all of which spill lusciously into his voice, lyrics and every musical instrument he plays.
Inspired by the R&B hit makers like James Brown, Al Green, Lenny Kravitz, Maxwell, John Legend, and John Mayer, James has created a style of music that mesmerizes audiences. A fan favorite at music festivals and local bars along the west coast as he performs back and forth between San Diego and Los Angeles, James is establishing himself as the future of his genre.