James Anthony

8 July 2022 @ 6:00 PM
Old Church Theatre
940 Bonisteel Rd Trenton ON

Blues Hall of Fame inductee James Anthony plays solo, acoustic on the patio at the Old Church Theatre! 

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James Anthony grew up in a Suburb of Toronto, Etobicoke. A natural musician at age 10, played Ontario Place at 15 and turned pro at 17. He went on the road at 17 with Cougar TCB, one of the first Reggae bands in Canada led by Jay Douglas. in 1974, James Anthony joined Edward Bear and various Toronto bands. In 1978 had one Album on RCA with Mondo Combo. The 80s James played country sessions, TV and radio shows. As part of the Lulu’s House Band in the 1990s in Kitchener, Ontario, James Anthony performed with over 150 touring Artists, including, Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, Denny Doherty of The Mamas & the Papas, Gary U.S. Bonds, and The Platters. He hosted an award winning Roots musical variety show “The Midnight Hour” on Rogers cable in the 1990s, and “James Anthony Live” on Cogeco Cable in 2011-2013.

Anthony was inducted into Blues Hall Of Fame USA on September 22, 2013 in Detroit.

James Anthony now resides in Burlington, Ontario and owns and operates Sound Investments Recording Studio. He is still active in the blues, jazz and roots music community as a session musician,producer, and arranger. Anthony writes for and produces other artists, jingles and film scores and performs at blues festivals. James’ experience in the music industry is reminiscent of legendary players of the past.

His favourite guitars are The Telecaster,Les Paul,ES 335 and Stratocasters.Lately playing a Godin Premier jazz Guitar. Amps are Fender Tweeds,Deluxes and Black face models also a VHT modded by Ric Anderson.

“Soul is Born, Blues is Earned