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"Darrell Fortune"

"Raw, powerful emotion. As real and genuine as it gets." - Northwest Convergence Zone


"Matt Driscoll"

"Coates seems to literally bleed emotion through his music." - Weekly Volcano


"Mike Seely"

"Coates sounds like Bob Dylan would if Dylan could actually sing, while lyrically he veers closer to Springsteen territory." - Seattle Weekly


Discography

James Coates (Self-Titled EP)
Released 12.08.09

1. On My Way Home
2. 22 Blues
3. No Way Out
4. Cigarette Blvd.
5. Chateau Marmont

Written and produced by James Coates
Engineered, mixed and mastered by David Barfield at Hourglass Studios in Bonney Lake, Washington
James Coates: lead and backing vocals, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, piano, organ, harmonica and drums

Live at Jazzbones (Live EP)
Released 12.21.10

1. Don't Forget My Name
2. Waiting On the Train
3. Living On the Other Side
4. Untitled
5. On My Way Home

Written and produced by James Coates
Engineered by Cameron Hatch at Jazzbones Nightclub in Tacoma, Washington
Mixed and mastered by David Barfield at Hourglass Studios in Bonney Lake, Washington
James Coates: lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars and harmonica
Kevin Poleskie: bass, whistle and backing vocals
Jason Maybell (formerly of Brandi Carlile): drums and percussion

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Bio

Armed with personal, emotional songs and a soulful, raspy voice to sing them with, James Coates portrays his songs through a rustic tapestry influenced by the folk, rock, soul and even gospel genres.

After receiving comparisons to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen with his "haunting" (Seattle Weekly) debut EP Coates set out to perform live, taking his passion for music to the stages of Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, Washington as well as Portland and Eugene, Oregon, moving over 1,500 copies of the disc in the process.

Coates continues to perform live, garnering rave reviews from fans and fellow artists by blurring genres and pulling on heartstrings with his signature brand of heartfelt music, while he steps into the studio to record his new album. Keep your ears open as this inspired artist shows no signs of stopping any time soon.