Paul James

“…please give a warm welcome to the man who rocks the blues, the king of the strings …”  Bob Dylan

 Paul James is one of the most exciting and energetic Toronto-based Canadian musicians … past, present and future.   He is a Canadian cultural icon and veteran entertainer.  His talents as a guitarist, vocalist, band leader, stage acrobatic, and songwriter have allowed him to produce the music he loves for over three decades.

Paul James is a real musician’s, musician. He is constantly surrounded by the worlds stage with big time players such as Mink De Ville, Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, John Hammond, Spencer Davis, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Jack Scott and Sunnyland Slim, to mention a few.

He is the recipient of two Toronto Music awards for Best Club Band and Best Blues Artist and in 1992 won the Juno Award for Best Roots and Traditional Music.  Paul James has multiple Maple Blues Award nominations and in January 2012 was presented the lifetime achievement – Blues With A Feeling Award.