Don't miss seeing Colin James Blue Trio live in Banff!
From the prairies of Saskatchewan to sharing the stage with arguably the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time, Colin James still remembers the words of advice, “I’m opening doors for you – walk through them", given to him by the late, great, Stevie Ray Vaughan. James has taken those words to heart. His career has spanned over 30 years, with a track record that includes 20 studio albums, 8 Juno Awards, 30 Maple Blues Awards and multi-platinum record sales.
His latest 2021 release, Open Road, for which he won a 2022 Juno Award for best Blues Album and is nominated for Blues Foundation 2023 best Blues Rock Album, is a celebration of personal connections. It includes original tunes written with long time collaborators such as Colin Linden, Craig Northey and Tom Wilson and reinterpretations of covers by a diverse group of songwriters including Bob Dylan, Albert King, Tony Joe White and others.
Over the years Colin has worked with some of the world’s most revered artists including, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, Lenny Kravitz, ZZ Top, The Chieftains, Carlos Santana, Jeff Healey, and many more! Colin has set the bar for consistency and talent in Canadian music and even after 20 acclaimed albums remains at the top of his game, always challenging himself musically. He continues to sell out shows across Canada with over 100,000 tickets sold on tours over the past 3 years.