John Allen James

John Allen James

Acoustic, Americana, Classic Rock, Pop


 
"You sound like Bob Dylan," people often tell John Allen James, "except you can sing!" That makes no sense to him, either, "but everyone means it kindly, so I have learned not to argue."


John never intended to sound like anyone else. Unlike most musicians, who cut their teeth on songs of others, he wrote and recorded two albums of his own music before he learned his first cover song.


He does mean to write songs with heart and brains. One critic described his 2016 album Harder Roads as "timeless, enduring, yet also current and relevant." American Songwriter Magazine chose John and his song "Light of Day" for its Daily Discovery feature.


John played all the instruments except for drums and did all the production on his first two albums before enlisting the help of studio musicians for his 2018 release, Fire Sky. The songs begin with John and his acoustic guitar, "ripping myslf open and writing the devils down," and fans see that intimacy in live shows. John plays solo, where "I stand in front of strangers and set my soul to sound."


Upcoming Events



Venue Date
Thomas P's Sports Bar & Patio
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at Thomas P's!
Thu, May 30
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Whiskey Wings - St Peterburg
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Whiskey Wings!
Fri, May 31
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sat, June 1
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Front Porch Grill and Bart's Tavern
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at the Front Porch!
Sun, June 2
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Tue, June 4
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Captain Jack's Waterfront Grille
Tarpon Springs
John Allen James LIVE at Capt'n Jack's!
Wed, June 5
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Gaspar's Patio and Grille
Temple Terrace
John Allen James LIVE at Gaspar's Patio!
Thu, June 6
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Fri, June 7
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Irish 31 Hyde Park
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at Irish 31!
Sat, June 8
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Wed, June 12
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Catches Rum River Bar and Grill
Port Richey
John Allen James LIVE at Rum River!
Thu, June 13
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sat, June 15
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Paradise Grille - Pass-A Grille
St. Pete Beach
John Allen James LIVE at Paradise Grille
Sun, June 16
10:00am - 2:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Wed, June 19
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Paradise Grille - Pass-A Grille
St. Pete Beach
John Allen James LIVE at Paradise Grille
Sat, June 22
4:30pm - 8:30pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sun, June 23
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Wed, June 26
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Irish 31 Seminole
Seminole
John Allen James LIVE at Irish 31!
Fri, June 28
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sat, June 29
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fiorelli Winery
Bradenton
John Allen James LIVE at Fiorelli Winery
Sun, June 30
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Captain Jack's Waterfront Grille
Tarpon Springs
John Allen James LIVE at Capt'n Jack's!
Wed, July 3
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Paradise Grille - Pass-A Grille
St. Pete Beach
John Allen James LIVE at Paradise Grille
Sat, July 6
4:30pm - 8:30pm
Front Porch Grill and Bart's Tavern
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at the Front Porch!
Sun, July 7
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Wed, July 10
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Catches Rum River Bar and Grill
Port Richey
John Allen James LIVE at Rum River!
Thu, July 11
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sat, July 13
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Paradise Grille - Pass-A Grille
St. Pete Beach
John Allen James LIVE at Paradise Grille
Sun, July 14
10:00am - 2:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sun, July 21
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sat, July 27
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Front Porch Grill and Bart's Tavern
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at the Front Porch!
Sun, August 4
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Captain Jack's Waterfront Grille
Tarpon Springs
John Allen James LIVE at Capt'n Jack's!
Wed, August 7
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Catches Rum River Bar and Grill
Port Richey
John Allen James LIVE at Rum River!
Thu, August 8
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sat, August 10
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sun, August 18
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gaspar's Patio and Grille
Temple Terrace
John Allen James LIVE at Gaspar's Patio!
Thu, August 22
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sun, August 25
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Front Porch Grill and Bart's Tavern
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at the Front Porch!
Sun, September 1
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Captain Jack's Waterfront Grille
Tarpon Springs
John Allen James LIVE at Capt'n Jack's!
Wed, September 4
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Gaspar's Patio and Grille
Temple Terrace
John Allen James LIVE at Gaspar's Patio!
Thu, September 5
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sat, September 7
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Tue, September 10
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Catches Rum River Bar and Grill
Port Richey
John Allen James LIVE at Rum River!
Thu, September 12
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sun, September 15
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Wed, September 18
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina
Tue, September 24
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sun, September 29
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Captain Jack's Waterfront Grille
Tarpon Springs
John Allen James LIVE at Capt'n Jack's!
Wed, October 2
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Gaspar's Patio and Grille
Temple Terrace
John Allen James LIVE at Gaspar's Patio!
Thu, October 3
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sat, October 5
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Front Porch Grill and Bart's Tavern
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at the Front Porch!
Sun, October 6
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Tue, October 8
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Catches Rum River Bar and Grill
Port Richey
John Allen James LIVE at Rum River!
Thu, October 10
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Fri, October 11
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sat, October 19
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sun, October 27
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Fri, November 1
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Front Porch Grill and Bart's Tavern
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at the Front Porch!
Sun, November 3
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Tue, November 5
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Captain Jack's Waterfront Grille
Tarpon Springs
John Allen James LIVE at Capt'n Jack's!
Wed, November 6
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Gaspar's Patio and Grille
Temple Terrace
John Allen James LIVE at Gaspar's Patio!
Thu, November 7
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Fri, November 8
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Catches Rum River Bar and Grill
Port Richey
John Allen James LIVE at Rum River!
Thu, November 14
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sat, November 16
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sun, November 17
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sun, November 24
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Front Porch Grill and Bart's Tavern
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at the Front Porch!
Sun, December 1
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Tue, December 3
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Captain Jack's Waterfront Grille
Tarpon Springs
John Allen James LIVE at Capt'n Jack's!
Wed, December 4
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Gaspar's Patio and Grille
Temple Terrace
John Allen James LIVE at Gaspar's Patio!
Thu, December 5
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Fri, December 6
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sun, December 8
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Catches Rum River Bar and Grill
Port Richey
John Allen James LIVE at Rum River!
Thu, December 12
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sat, December 14
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sun, December 15
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Mon, December 23
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Fri, December 27
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
Sat, December 28
6:00pm - 9:00pm



Previous Events


Venue Date
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
May 26, 2024
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wicked Cantina St. Pete
St. Petersburg
John Allen James LIVE at Wicked Cantina!
May 25, 2024
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Irish 31 Westchase
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at Irish 31!
May 24, 2024
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Gaspar's Patio and Grille
Temple Terrace
John Allen James LIVE at Gaspar's Patio!
May 23, 2024
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Paradise Grille - Pass-A Grille
St. Pete Beach
John Allen James LIVE at Paradise Grille!
May 19, 2024
4:00pm - 8:00pm