James Walbourne debut album and upcoming live shows …


James Walbourne kick starts the year with intent by signing to Heavenly Recordings & heading straight out on the road with not 1 but 2 support tours to promote his debut album ‘The Hill’ which is out on January 31st. The first single also titled ‘The Hill’ will be out on March 7th.

You can see James live supporting Steve Earle’s son Justin Townes Earle in January & in February he’s on the road with label mates Sea of Bee’s & Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou.

Despite only still being in his late 20s James Walbourne’s musical pedigree is already an enviable one. Stints playing live with the likes of The Pernice Brothers, Son Volt, Jay Farrar and The Pogues and session work with Jerry Lee Lewis, Edwyn Collins and Linda Thompson amongst others have gained him a respect beyond his years.

The Hill, named as a nod to Muswell Hill, Walbourne’s locale, is beautifully soulful, full of deftly written songs and features Jim Keltner on drums (primarily known for his session work with Bob Dylans and on solo recordings by three of The Beatles – George, John & Ringo) and Ivan Neville on keyboards (son on Aaron Neville, songwriter in his own right, Rolling Stone collaborator).

The full list of shows are as follows:


13th Sheffield Memorial Hall *
14th Manchester The Deaf Institute *
15th Liverpool Stanley Theatre *
16th Nottingham The Maze *
18th Bristol St. Bonaventures *
19th Brighton Komedia *
21st Newcastle The Cluny 2 *
23rd Belfast The Black Box *
28th Buckingham Radcliffe *
29th London Union Chapel *

7th Oxford The Old Book Binders ^
8th Cambridge Haymakers ^
9th London Bush Hall ^
10th Birmingham Hare & Hounds ^
11th Sheffield The Bowery ^
12th York Fibbers ^
13th Glasgow The Captains Rest ^
17th Manchester Night & Day ^
18th Liverpool Shipping Forecast ^
19th Newcastle Cluny 2 ^

* with Justin Townes Earle
^ Heavenly tour with Sea of Bees and Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou


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