Matt James

Matt James

 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Matt James plays a guitar fueled by the styles of Zac Brown to Zakk Wylde mixed with powerful vocals in the vein of Brantley Gilbert to Kid Rock. He is full of intense energy and incorporates all of it into his songwriting and performances, making him guaranteed to rock every time.

Biography

Matt James grew up in the small town of Upperco, Maryland on a sixty acre farm just outside of Baltimore. He credits the small town feeling and country life as having greatly influenced his musical style. Growing up on a farm gave me that southern country rock feel in my music and laid the foundation for the artist I have become today.

After going to his first concert of Aerosmith at age 12, he was inspired to start playing guitar, and got a Gibson USA Nighthawk. Some of his main influences over the years include artists such as Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Luke Bryan, Zakk Wylde, The Doors, Blake Shelton, David Allan Coe, Dimebag Darrell, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams, Kid Rock, and many others.

His new single, Whiskey on the Rocks, mixed and produced by Tony Correlli (The Deep End Recording Studio) and mastered by Randy LeRoy (Airshow Takoma Park), is for music fans around the world. It features guest artists Jason Heiser on drums (Charm City Devils) and Dave DeMarco on bass (Crack the Sky, Dave DeMarco Band). He says, I want people to listen to my music and feel it. I want the listener to be moved in some way. The fans are what drive me. It doesnt matter how many people you are playing for, the key is that you play your heart out every time.

Matt James looks forward to the future and what it will bring. He thanks his fans and family for all their love and support.

Lyrics

Whiskey on the Rocks

Written By: Matt James

Whiskey On The Rocks

Verse 1:
I light up another cigarette
Watch as the sun begins to set
Fire up them pipes and let them ring
All the way to the bar you can hear us singing

Chorus:
Pour me some whiskey on the rocks
Turn on that old jukebox
Crank it up to 11
With that Skynyrd, Hank, and Zeppelin

Verse 2:
I ain’t in a hurry no worries
Just want to relax and throw them back
Cause we got all night feeling alright
All the people at the bar I can hear them singing

Chorus:
Pour me some whiskey on the rocks
Turn on that old jukebox
Crank it up to 11
With that Skynyrd, Hank, and Zeppelin

Bridge:
Freebird going to shout it all night
Whiskey Bent and Hellbound damn right
Stairway to heaven shining bright through those
Neon lights under the stars tonight

Chorus:
Pour me some whiskey on the rocks
Turn on that old jukebox
Crank it up to 11
With that Skynyrd, Hank, and Zeppelin

Chorus:
Pour me some whiskey on the rocks
Turn on that old jukebox
Crank it up to 11
With that Skynyrd, Hank, and Zeppelin

Discography

Little Bit Of Country - Debut Single - Recorded and produced by Tony Correlli and mastered by Randy LeRoy. Featuring Jason Heiser of Charm City Devils and Dave DeMarco of Crack The Sky

Set List

Originals:
Little Bit Of Country
Whiskey On The Rocks
Six String Shotgun
Remember

Covers:
Include a variety from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brantley Gilbert, Jason Aldean, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty, and more!