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Colin James

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Thu. Apr. 04, 2019 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
150 Main St E
North Bay ON
Canada
His new album Miles to Go, in which James records nine new covers of his favourite artists (Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Little Willie John, Robert Johnson, etc.) and adds two originals, “I Will Remain” and “40 Light Years.” “Blues has always been a pass-it-forward kind of thing,” says James. “It’s also surprisingly hard to write. You have to be careful how modern you get in your phrasing. Certain writers can write a song that sounds like it was done 40 years ago, but it’s deceptively hard.” To be a blues musician is to always have a dialogue with the past. As with much blues music, it’s the performances on the original versions rather than the actual song that drew James to them.

So much of Colin James’s career has pointed him to this moment: joyfully tangled up in the blues, which, as he notes, “is the only genre where you can maintain a young profile at the age of 53.”

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After 30 years, the Capitol Centre is still North Bay’s hub for arts and entertainment. Built in 1927, this 932-seat venue has played host to a wide range of live performances by the North Bay Symphony, international musical acts, acclaimed Broadway shows, dance recitals, weddings, workshops and movies. As you walk into the historic building’s entrance from the lively Main Street, you’ll see the WKP Kennedy Gallery with its ever-changing exhibits featuring the finest works of historical and contemporary northern, Canadian, and international visual artists.
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