Putting It Out There
James Israel, along with his various back-up bands, has a fun, funky 'alterna-psycho-blues-pop-jam-rock' style, performing a variety of tasty originals. The music gets people dancing and having a great time, while listeners also notice the intelligent, incisive lyrics and the well-crafted, artistic songwriting. In fact, many fans remark on how 'radio-ready' the music sounds. Influences include a wide variety of artists, such as Tom Petty, Dire Straits, Train, Counting Crows, Pink Floyd, The Jayhawks, Moby Grape, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, among others.