Daily Discovery: James + The Wild Spirit, “I’m Not Done”


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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.”

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