“So where have they been hiding James Lee Stanley? We could say that James Lee Stanley is probably the last great undiscovered singer-songwriter in America. But true as that may be let's say something else let's say that a diamond has been smuggled into the wasteland and here is where the wasteland ends“ -- Tom Robbins, Author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
“James Lee Stanley, a master at relating to audiences” - The San Francisco Chronicle. “Unexpected power from one acoustic guitar” - The Denver Post. “A standing ovation followed his set opening for Art Garfunkel” – The Sacramento Bee.
James Lee’s remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create truly great songs, each accompanied by his amazing guitar orchestrations.
“This man is a great artist – his songs are finely-crafted and richly textured, with immediately memorable melodies and thought provoking lyrics, and his guitar playing is simply gorgeous, alternating between subtle finger picking, lush chording, stark simplicity, rhythmically-charged complexity, and many and varied shades in between. Freelance Human Being is a masterpiece and one of the greatest recordings I have ever heard. We are talking greatness here.” –
Fi Magazine, (which also listed the CD as one of the Top 200 CD’s of All Time).
“There is no need for back up, Stanley is a one man band, who doesn’t need any help” – the Milwaukee Journal.
When you couple this with his outrageously hilarious repartee, you get one of the most entertaining concerts on the circuit.
“A solo performer, Stanley drew overwhelming applause for his outrageous monologue as well as his music” – The Daily Aztec, San Diego.
From the Universal Amphitheatre to the most intimate house concert, James Lee delivers the goods. He has been hailed as one of the few all time greats and undisputed geniuses among singer-songwriters. Fi Magazine listed his FREELANCE HUMAN BEING as one of the finest recordings of 1998 and one of the Top 200 Recordings of all time -- FI Magazine March 1999.
JAMES LEE STANLEY, born in Philadelphia, PA, has toured consistently since he released his eponymous first recording for RCA, performing up to three hundred dates a year since then with such diverse acts as BONNIE RAITT, ROBIN WILLIAMS, NICOLETTE LARSON and even BILL COSBY. STEVEN WRIGHT chose James Lee as his opening act for three years in a row; a testament to his professionalism and talent. He is coming to your town for one evening. You should see him perform if you can. It’s like a masterclass in showbiz.
|POSTED BY: disturbed3003||POSTED ON: 15 Jan 2011 01:41 PM|
The fantastic CD, “Backstage At the Resurrection,” is the latest album by talented artist James Lee Stanley. This album is filled with excellent easy listening Pop/Rock music that is well crafted with melodic melodies, laid back vocals and tight harmonies, and smooth grooves. Opening up the CD, “BackHand Man,” hits you right away with brilliant harmonies and an easy flowing rhythm. Another song, “Coming Out of Hiding,” has a silky rhythm with soulful vocals, sweet guitar riffs, and subtle drum beats. The title track, “Backstage At the Resurrection,” has a vibrant and energetic feel while the lead vocals sing with a strong and expressive intonation. This album has a nice blend of songs and leaves you wanting to hear more from this artist. If you are a fan of Steely Dan or the Doobie Brothers, then you will really enjoy the fabulous Pop/Rock songs on the CD, “Backstage At the Resurrection.”
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
|POSTED BY: radioindy||POSTED ON: 13 Apr 2007 04:05 AM|
"The Eternal Contradiction" is an impressive acoustic singer/songwriter CD by James Lee Stanley. The acoustic guitar work and overall sound on the CD are very beautiful. James' thoughtful lyrics and solid vocals cut through nicely in the clean and professional recording. This CD is clearly the work of a skilled singer/songwriter who put a lot of time and energy into the songs and the recording of the CD. "Let the Tree Fall" is one of our favorite tracks, with its tasteful acoustic guitar chord progressions, inspirational and visual message and memorable chorus. "Nothing to Keep You on My Mind" is a catchy upbeat song with interesting harmonica fills and excellent 3-part harmonies in the chorus. If you enjoy some of the legendary singer/songwriters such as Cat Stevens, James Taylor, or Crosby Stills & Nash you will enjoy this CD. Pick up a copy today!-RadioIndy staff
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