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Saturday, March 15 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
James Intveld

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James Intveld bio This versatile, eclectic musician, singer-songwriter known widely for his classic Americana sound ("Perfect World," "All The Way From Memphis"), plaintive ballads ("If I Should Lose You," "Remember Me"), and perfect honky tonk two-stepping ("Somewhere Down the Road") has unassumingly built a worldwide legion of dedicated fans. James has always walked his own artistic path and that integrity has brought him broad respect from fans and musicians alike, consequently giving him the opportunity to share the musical stage with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Brian Setzer, Merle Haggard, Pete Townsend and Steve Earle among many other legends over the course of his career. James started out life listening to his father, a talented singer, serenade the family with Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, and a large dose of Elvis Presley. On the radio, K-Fox spun good honky tonk over local airwaves in the then small town of Compton, California, where James was raised. He picked up the guitar at age 8, began singing in church, and in short order, was forming bands with school friends by the age of 10. By high school, James was sitting in at legendary clubs such as the Palomino. With his brother Rick on drums, James performed as "The Rockin' Shadows" until Rick went on to play with Ricky Nelson. The mix of music in Los Angeles at that time was vibrant and expansive – anything that was not pop was embraced and on stage in clubs in Hollywood and surrounding areas. All of this creativity and openness cemented James's love of musical freedom, his respect for originators and his appreciation of many genres. While constantly writing and performing with his own band, James, a multi-instrumentalist, was asked to play lead guitar for roots pioneers The Blasters and did so from 1992-95 as well as playing upright bass for Dwight Yoakam. His memorable voice is recognizable as the vocals of Johnny Depp in the John Waters' classic "Cry Baby." James also worked as vocal coach for Nicholas Cage in director David Lynch's "Wild at Heart." T-Bone Burnett coupled James with Reese Witherspoon as the voice of Carl Smith for the duet “Time’s a Wastin” in the blockbuster movie about Johnny Cash, "Walk the Line." Always working on new lyrics and melodies, James continued his craft, writing songs made famous by Rosie Flores ("Crying Over You") and Wanda Jackson ("Walk With Me"). But it is his own band, two acclaimed, independently produced CDs, and commanding stage presence that have made James a mainstay of the California alt-country scene for decades with regular performances at the now seminal Hootenanny and Viva Las Vegas shows. His timeless, yet fiercely personal songs continue to attract new listeners, while loyal fans feel that James still belongs to them. Worldwide tours have expanded his raft of followers throughout Europe, Russia, Australia and Japan. Around 1983, James showed himself to be a luminous presence in front of the camera and has since landed numerous supporting roles in Billy Crystal's baseball movie "61," as small town Sherriff Charlie Cato opposite Billy Bob Thornton in "Chrystal," and in episodes of "Monk" as Lieutenant Cooper, an undercover cop. He can also be seen in the "Seashores of Old Mexico" video playing George Strait's pal. James' natural director's sensibilities soon led him behind the camera where he quickly was assigned to direct the feature-length western "Miracle at Sage Creek" starring David Carradine and Wes Studi. He also has directed a short film "West of Eden" about James Dean, which was screened as part of the Silverlake Film Festival, then went on to direct the stylish music video "Justice for All" for country troubadour Dale Watson. All the while, his two CDs continue to sell strongly at live events and online – the first, a self titled CD on Innerworks Records in the U.S. (first released on Bear Family Records in Germany), the second “Somewhere Down the Road” on James’s independent label Molenaart. Between touring and live shows, James spends most of his time living in Nashville, where he is hard at work recording a new album entitled “Have Faith” scheduled for release in late 2007.

Saturday March 15, 2008 11:00pm - 11:30pm CDT
Continental Club 1315 S Congress Ave

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