ARTIST: James + The Wild Spirit
SONG: “I’m Not Done”
HOMETOWN: Ely, Minnesota
CURRENT LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee
AMBITIONS: I would love for everyone to hear our debut full length “HEARTS + KNIVES.”
TURN-OFFS: Those type of folks who will ask you what’s your story and then don’t bother to listen, flakes.
TURN-ONS: Good black coffee, my Gibson Hummingbird, outer space, fall weather, and of course…my wife.
DREAM GIG: Opening for U2 or just simply playing for my kids is pretty gratifying.
FAVORITE LYRIC: “All the days and years flew by, filling up my tear stained eyes, dear Simone don’t lose the shine in your eyes” by James Templeton. “Dear Simone” is a song about my daughter, so it’s near and dear to me. It’s on the new record.
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: My two kiddos and I love it.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “All I Want is You” by U2, just the emotion and simplicity is great.
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Dinner at the house with Paul McCartney, Anthony Bourdain, Charlize Theron, Elvis, Desmond Tutu
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: U2 at the Rose Bowl, minus The Black Eyed Peas opening.
I WROTE THIS SONG: It’s a song about finding courage to get out of a dark place. Sometimes a person that certain person warms your blood, changes your outlook on life, and shows you there is something more…that’s…”I’m Not Done.”