James McNair
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James McNair

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter

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Jun
03
James McNair @ Commodore Lounge

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Mar
29
James McNair @ Belcourt Taps & Tapas

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nov
16
James McNair @ Stillwater Taproom

Augusta, Georgia, USA

Augusta, Georgia, USA

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James Mc Nair hails from Aiken, South Carolina and as you might expect from a southern gentleman he specialises in Acoustic tinged alt-country. He’s been down the route of local high school bands and has graduated to putting out solo tunes whilst being a guitar for hire on other projects since 2007.
As you might expect there’s a slow drawling quality to McNair’s vocal. It meanders pleasantly around the tale of southern living that is ‘like you should’ , its languid, reflective stuff with lines about knowing that ‘you’d be here if you could’ , this isn’t twee, cornball country but has a genuine quality underwriting it’s lyrics. Other decent tracks by McNair include the lively ‘More Alone’ and the decidedly uncomplicated ‘Cursing the Rain’. One song that didn’t work for me was ‘the Ocean’ which oddly enough sounds like someone giving directions rather than a fully formed song.
McNair is obviously a dedicated, hardworking, multi-instrumentalist who lays down the strings, drums and everything else besides on his tracks. His brand of alt-country music mightn’t be to everyone’s taste but there’s plenty to like here. If you were pushed to put a label on this artist then you could mark his output to date as a promising work in progress. - Niall Healy


James Mc Nair hails from Aiken, South Carolina and as you might expect from a southern gentleman he specialises in Acoustic tinged alt-country. He’s been down the route of local high school bands and has graduated to putting out solo tunes whilst being a guitar for hire on other projects since 2007.
As you might expect there’s a slow drawling quality to McNair’s vocal. It meanders pleasantly around the tale of southern living that is ‘like you should’ , its languid, reflective stuff with lines about knowing that ‘you’d be here if you could’ , this isn’t twee, cornball country but has a genuine quality underwriting it’s lyrics. Other decent tracks by McNair include the lively ‘More Alone’ and the decidedly uncomplicated ‘Cursing the Rain’. One song that didn’t work for me was ‘the Ocean’ which oddly enough sounds like someone giving directions rather than a fully formed song.
McNair is obviously a dedicated, hardworking, multi-instrumentalist who lays down the strings, drums and everything else besides on his tracks. His brand of alt-country music mightn’t be to everyone’s taste but there’s plenty to like here. If you were pushed to put a label on this artist then you could mark his output to date as a promising work in progress. - Niall Healy


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James is constantly writing new material and is working on his first EP.

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James McNair has been writing and playing music for over 15 years. He started playing guitar and writing songs at an early age and found an interest in music. He has a true talent for songwriting, with intricate guitar work to match. James uses life experiences in his writing, which makes it easy for any listener to relate. James also plays drums, bass, mandolin, and some piano when he doesn't have a guitar in his hand. He has played drums with two bands in Columbia, SC and guitar in various projects throughout the years. James is used to being on the road, and loves being on stage. He has many influences including Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Band of Horses, Drive-By Truckers and many more. Don't miss a show, it's a truly intimate experience!