James Lee Stanley
Location: AMERICA NORTH: USA: California (CA)
Genre: AAA - Roots - Americana - Folk
Influences: stephen stills, paul simon, bob dylan, the beatles, joni mitchell
“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
It is simple, really. With James Lee you get great songs, great guitar playing, great voice and a gifted comedian as well. You are in for a very entertaining evening.” Village Voice
Without Susie – This might be the final fully realized studio CD by James Lee. A dozen of the best songs you have ever heard. Composed, produced, arranged, engineered and performed by James Lee (co-writer Rachel Mills makes a stellar cameo on Ripples in the Dance Floor).
Without Susie track listing
1. Every Highway
2. Dark Road
3. Redwood Landing
4. We're Not Alone
5. Burt's Tune (He's My Brother)
6. Live It Up Now
7. Hey Look at You
8. Still Crazy Over You
9. Never Say Never Again
10. I'm All In (Here I Am)
11. Hang Up and Drive
12. Ripples on the Dance Floor (with Rachel Mills)
James Lee Stanley Biography
It is only a long-lived singer-songwriter career that lets JAMES LEE STANLEY unite the unpredictable creative turns and the eclectic elements that make up his world. His remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create songs, each recorded with a finely crafted with guitar orchestrations that enhance the lyric. But a whole new dimension is added when James Lee performs live. These incredible songs, coupled with his outragously hilarious repartee, make for an evening of hilarity and tenderness and one of the most entertaining concerts on the circuit. 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 is an American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, producer whose six-decade career spans numerous artistic mediums. He is the true renaissance man, born in Philadelphia, PA, and has been recording and performing since the age of fourteen, with 34 album releases and television and film credits to his name.
He has toured consistently since he returned from the USAF (as a Chinese linguist) and has performed up to three hundred dates a year since then, with such diverse acts as BONNIE RAITT, ROBIN WILLIAMS, NICOLETTE LARSON and even STEPHEN STILLS. STEVEN WRIGHT chose James Lee as his opening act for three years in a row; a testament to his professionalism and talent.