Ganessa James

Ganessa James

 New York City, New York, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Ganessa James delivers mischievous silken vocals and rhythmically spellbinding guitar arrangements combined with earnestly intelligent lyrics. Captivating and utterly authentic. Her EP 'Believer' is available on iTunes and Amazon. Find out more at ganessajames.com.

Biography

A lover of music. A self taught singer, guitarist, bassist, inspired by the likes of James Taylor, Donny Hathaway, Ella Fitzgerald, and Take 6. 

She has toured in the US and Europe and has played bass for such notables as Saul Williams, Tamar-Kali, Joan As Policewoman, and Toshi Reagon. 

She writes and sings songs about love - thoughtful, playful, and hopeful. Sharing her music her with a passion for creating connections, exploring the vulnerability of our own authentic stories, and an immense respect for the revolutionary power that opens up when music rings true, Ganessa James brings her own unique, irresistible flavor to the stage. Her EP 'Believer' is available on iTunes and Amazon. Find out more at ganessajames.com.

Lyrics

Line in the Sand

Written By: Ganessa James

Draw a line in the sand my love
I'll do whatever it takes to cross over
All I seem to want to do is cross over
And get back to lovin you (brand new)

Put your hand on my heart my love
To know that everything is not over,
and feel it beatin like it wants to spill over
It's my heart in my hand for you

Make no mistake when we walked through the garden
I picked a flower - I shouldn't
Make no mistake that you are still my darlin
I won't do nothin I shouldn't
No more

Say Love

Written By: Ganessa James

Never thought much about the wilderness
Until I looked into your eyes
There I was wearin my old shaggy dress
You came as so much the surprise

Cuz you smiled, n I didn't know what time it was
Had me thinkin I
wanna stay around only just because

I've got to show you what it means when I say love

Never cared much about the atmosphere
that they all said was rarified
I did my own thing, nobody seemed to care
I thought I was so dignified

Til you smiled, n I didn't know what time it was
Had me thinkin I
wanna stay around only just because

I've got to show you what it means when I say love

Believer

Written By: Ganessa James

One day just like springtime
You happened upon me
I was so enraptured by your energy

You're the sweetest flower
I've ever had before me
Those were the words with which
you derailed me

So you make it true
I feel so safe and sure now
all I want is you
Never seen your kinda magic before, but now
I'm a believer

Your love is an island
On a mystery ocean
As far as I travel, I feel your devotion
(gotta get to you)
It's not easy to let go
It's not easy to get to
Can't jump off when you can't see
the ground that's beneath you
(But you make me want to)

When you make it true
I feel so safe and sure now, all I want is you
never seen your kinda magic before but now
I'm a believer

My eyes were closed before,
now all I want is you
Never seen your kinda magic before but now,
I'm a believer

Discography

Forthcoming LP: Line in the sand
Tunes can be previewed at www.myspace.com/ganessajames

Set List

Typical set list includes:

Say Love
Believer
Line in the Sand
NYC
What's Keeping You
Falling In Love

various covers, including
Landslide..............................Fleetwood Mac
Golden Lady.........................Jose Feliciano
More Than Words.................Extreme
Blackbird...............................Beatles
Vida Mas Simple...................Nil Lara
Raspberry Beret...................Prince
Cruisin..................................Smokey Robinson
The Kissing Games................Hi Five