James Byfield American Music: Original Songs
James Byfield - Songwriter


Blind Lemon Pledge

A unique blend of acoustic blues and jazz, re-imagined rock standards and crowd-pleasing originals.
This band is gaining a reputation in the Bay Area as the premier blues string band,
with standing room only crowds at the 2012's San Francisco Folk Festival and appearances
at venues throughout Northern California.

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"I Would Rather Go Blind"
Recorded with an earlier version of the band Blind Lemon Pledge, this CD features 10 tracks of
classic blues and originals. Receiving international airplay, this album was named one of the
Top Blues Albums of 2010 by KPIG Radio and
one of the Top 100 Singer/Songwriter albums
by iTunes Ireland and iTunes Austria.

"Livin' My Life With The Blues"
The music project that started it all. This CD features James' talents as a multi-instrumentalist
and recording producer. Named by KPIG Radio as one of the Top Blues Albums of 2009.


As Time Goes By ~ "Old, New, Borrowed and Blue"
Featuring the talented violinist Cal Keoola from Blind Lemon Pledge,
James and Cal explore the American Songbookwith classic jazz songs and genre originals.


Music on YouTube
Visit a variety of videos specially created to illustrate the James Byfield's songs.


Music Education: The Blues
Part of the Distance Education online courses.


Music Education: Harmonica in Theater and Music
A brief history of the harmonica with some great links. (Thanks, Chloe!)