New singer-songwriter for you listening pleasure...
By Melissa Presti (Book Publisher)
So as I mentioned last week, I'm running around the CMJ Music Marathon all week, and I will have plenty of new band recommendations for you - next week.
Today I just want to quickly introduce you to James Bay - a singer-songwriter who blew me away - on Day 1. Hearing him for the first time reminded me of the moment I discovered Ben Howard. It was magic, and pure talent.
EP out now...if you attend his Rockwood Music Hall show tonight, he'll hand it to you for free.
Performing a free show at the Rockwood Music Hall (and he plays there again tonight at 9pm! No CMJ badge necessary!) James showcased his vocals and guitar skills in a simple, intimate acoustic show. Great guy, great musician. How will my week get better than this??