Erik James

Erik James

 Traverse City, Michigan, USA

After Woody Guthrie and Before Bob Dylan, There Was Ramblin Jack Elliott. Now Folk Singer and Song Writer,Erik James is taking the floor with his fierce flat picking style and reedy voice breathing new life into the music of old. Keeping the tradition of the true ramblin Folk Balladeer alive!


Born in Saginaw Michigan and raised throughout the midwest, Erik James was influenced early in life by folk music. The sounds of Woody Guthrie, Pete seeger, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott inspired him to travel and play music . Erik left home at a young age to ramble around the United States, he hitch-hiked coast to coast with his guitar slung across his back, absorbing the sights and sounds of America and the stories of the people he met along the way. A wide range of music and culture influences Erik, drawing musically from Folk, Americana, Rock, Reggae, Blues, Motown, and Old Cowboy Songs, His music is rooted in the tradition of the traveling balladeer. Like the bards of old, Erik is bound for glory, traveling the land, sharing his stories, picking his guitar.


Single: Gittin' Ready To Ramble
Single: 2012 Talkin Blues
Single: Who Gonna Miss me When I'm Gone
Single: Crawdad Song
Single: Jack Of Diamonds
Single: 1913 Massacre
Single: Who Do You Think You Are