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JAMES PITTS BIO

James Pitts is more than a musician; he's a force of nature on the blues-rock scene. With a career spanning decades and a passion for storytelling through music, Pitts has earned a reputation as a captivating performer.

 

Early Years and Influences

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Pitts was drawn to music from an early age, but didn't start playing guitar until his late teens. Influenced by legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, and BB King, he picked up the guitar and began honing his craft. Their soulful melodies and electrifying performances ignited something within him, setting him on his musical path.


The Journey Begins
 

Pitts' journey as a professional musician kicked off in 2008, when he burst onto the scene with his distinctive blend of soul blues, funk blues, and traditional blues. His live performances became legendary, captivating audiences with his virtuosic guitar playing and raw, emotive vocals.


Playing with His Heroes

Throughout his career, Pitts has been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to open for or perform with some of his heroes, such as Pat Travers, Eric Gales, Chris Duarte, Brian Howe, Little Milton, actor-comedian Bill Murray, Luther Guitar Jr Johnson, and many more. James also played guitar for former Bobby Blue Bland guitarist Ray Drew off and on for a number of years before Ray passed away.

 

Influence and Impact

Pitts' influence extends beyond the stage; his music speaks to the universal human experience, touching hearts and souls with its raw honesty and emotional depth. Songs like "Misery" and "Let's Talk" delve into themes of struggle, love, and redemption, resonating with listeners on a profound level.

The Road to Recovery

In 2021, Pitts faced a setback when a back injury forced him to step away from performing. But true to his resilient spirit, he embarked on a journey of healing and self-discovery, emerging stronger and more determined than ever to share his music with the world.

 

The Return

Now, in 2024, Pitts is back and ready to reclaim his rightful place in the spotlight. With a new album in the works and a renewed sense of purpose, he's poised to once again electrify audiences with his soul-stirring music and unforgettable live performances.

 

The Legacy Continues

 

As James Pitts continues to evolve as an artist, his legacy grows ever richer and more enduring. With each note he plays and every lyric he sings, he cements his place in the pantheon of blues-rock greats, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music for generations to come.

James Pitts performing at a festival
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