James Justin & Co. to perform at Paddy’s
Singer-songwriter James Justin Burke claims his musical roots in Folly Beach, South Carolina where he tends to an ever-growing plot of heartfelt tunes, tilling their verses and melodies with positive energy. With debut album “Southern Son, So Far,” Burke has solidified his name as an invigorating new face in Americana music. Burke has an energetic, joyful approach to life. He tells his listeners, “if you feel free, be free,” a message and mood that he strives to set at every performance. Burke’s life philosophy holds strong in his music; “I just love seeing people get down and have a good time,” he said. “I’ve always felt that. Even if I’m working or sitting down, I’m always trying to create positive energy around me.”Last year was a pivotal year for the group, highlighted by performances at Virginia’s prestigious FloydFest, Camp Barefoot (WV), and a summer tour that reached Burlington, VT. They’re enjoying airplay on Americana stations nationwide, and have been featured in Relix and Blue Ridge Outdoors magazines.Joining Burke in James Justin & Co. are two long-time collaborators and childhood friends. Bailey Horsley’s banjo playing is heard throughout “Southern Son, So Far,” adding bluegrass flavor to JJB classics like “Turn This Thing Around.” Rounding out the trio, Tom Propst offers both his steady upright bass lines and the third in a trio of impeccable vocal harmonies. Listeners never know what their performance will bring, but it’s always captivating.
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