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Who / What is James Street Station?
I founded James Street Station in the summer of 2005. Originally intended to be only a website/domain where I could publish my home recordings and news about my other entertainment industry endeavors, it has evolved from time to time to encompass more, and be more.
It has been a solo endeavor, a full band, a production company, and even a recording studio. It's most recent incarnation was that of a full band which included several very high caliber, very talented musicians.
For now JSS is back to a solo endeavor with the website (://.JamesStStation) simply providing a publishing medium for my solo home studio recordings and jam sessions with friends.
I've been playing guitar since the age of 10 when I first saw Ace Frehley of KISS wielding the instrument that has captivated me ever since. I've had the opportunity to play in several bands throughout my musical career including bands like "High Risk" (a Dallas based guitar rock band), Dvinity, and most notably Leviathan, a technical-progressive hard rock band also based in Dallas.
My influences include players ranging from Ben Moody to Zakk Wylde, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd to SRV. I'm a bit of a multi-instrumentalist since I'm also semi-proficient in playing bass and keys (as well as a few other obscure instruments). I'm an accomplished sound engineer having spent many years recording, mixing, and mastering in the digital realm.
I currently use MusicMan, Fender, and Schecter guitars and basses, D'Addario strings, Line 6 amps/effects, Ampeg and Gallien-Kreuger amps/sound reinforcement, and Marshall sound reinforcement.
While I've been focused on guitar for most of my musical career, I've also played bass and keys for many years. Having played all guitars, bass, and keys on my solo recordings has helped me become proficient with all three instruments.
- Screen name:
- James St Station
- Member since:
- Dec 04 2009
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Breaking Benjamin, Fireflight, Shinedown, Evanescence, Sick Puppies, Within Temptation, Disturbed, Lacuna Coil, Sevendust, Nightwish, Queensryche, Pantera, Black Label Society, Alter Bridge, etc.
Schecter C1FR & C7FR Hellraiser's
'96 50th Anniversary Fender Strat "Ultra" (w/Lace Sensor pups)
Epi LP Custom w/EMG's
Line6 HD100 & HD147 heads
Marshall 1960B 4x12's (x2)
Musicman Stingray 5 HH
Fender American Deluxe Precision V
Ampeg SVT3 Pro
GK 410 NEO
GK 115 NEO
Line 6 Pod XT Pro (w/bass exp packs)
Roland Fantom G7
Fallen Sky [INSTRUMENTAL]
Fallen Sky [INSTRUMENTAL] Year: 2011 Album: James St Station Genre: Alternative
Life Yet Alive [INSTRUMENTAL]
Life Yet Alive [INSTRUMENTAL] Track number: 10 Year: 2010 Album: James St Station Genre: Other
Influenced by Ben Moody's style. Tribal rhythmic drums complimented by orchestral synth and piano, accentuated by heavy hitting guitars. Be sure to wait for the interlude at 3:33. Kinda cool, if I say so myself. =)