ames J Turner is a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and Bardic Druid, with Arts Council England backing and one of the most unique and potent artists to emerge from the acoustic music scene in recent years. James’s powerful voice and dexterous guitar playing provide the backbone to passionate, anthemic songs. His recent studio albums stormed the folk scene, receiving incredible critical acclaim, being called “groundbreaking” and the “best folk-rock album of the year” gaining extensive national and regional radio playlisting. James has Arts Council England backing for a 2022 album release, radio promotion and national tour.
James’s live performance is powerful, unforgettable and overwhelmingly positive; his guitar technique on a Martin D28 has been likened to Bert Jansch, which gained him an invite by the Bert Jansch Foundation to contribute to their prestigious “Around the World in 80 Plays” international project in 2020. Despite this comparison, however, James has a unique style and he performs a set of original songs. He has a huge voice and powers his set along with a Logjam Stomp Box. He has experience of engaging audiences of all sizes up to big outdoor festivals.
James is also a member of OBOD (Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids) and as such his music is imbued with his empathy for the human struggle, complex spiritual landscapes, plus a deep concern for the environment.