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
Tarpon Bay Grill & Tiki Bar
Sarasota
John Allen James LIVE at Tarpon Bay!
Thu, September 21
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Paradise Grille - Pass-A Grille
St. Pete Beach
John Allen James LIVE at Paradise Grille!
Fri, September 22
3:30pm - 7:30pm
Front Porch Grill and Bart's Tavern
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at The Front Porch and Bart's Tavern!
Sun, October 1
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Captain Jack's Waterfront Grille
Tarpon Springs
John Allen James LIVE at Capt'n Jack's!
Wed, October 4
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Tarpon Bay Grill & Tiki Bar
Sarasota
John Allen James LIVE at Tarpon Bay!
Thu, October 5
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Catches Rum River Bar and Grill
Port Richey
John Allen James LIVE at Rum River!
Thu, October 12
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Evie's at Spanish Point Rest. & Tiki Bar
Osprey
John Allen James LIVE at Evie's at Spanish Point!
Sun, October 15
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Irish 31 Hyde Park
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at Irish 31 Hyde Park!
Fri, October 20
6:00pm - 9:30pm
Paradise Grille - Pass-A Grille
St. Pete Beach
John Allen James LIVE at Paradise Grille!
Sat, October 21
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Irish 31 Hyde Park
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at Irish 31 Hyde Park!
Thu, October 26
6:00pm - 9:30pm
Paradise Grille - Pass-A Grille
St. Pete Beach
John Allen James LIVE at Paradise Grille!
Sat, October 28
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Captain Jack's Waterfront Grille
Tarpon Springs
John Allen James LIVE at Capt'n Jack's!
Wed, November 1
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Front Porch Grill and Bart's Tavern
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at The Front Porch and Bart's Tavern!
Sun, November 5
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Catches Rum River Bar and Grill
Port Richey
John Allen James LIVE at Rum River!
Thu, November 9
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tarpon Bay Grill & Tiki Bar
Sarasota
John Allen James LIVE at Tarpon Bay!
Thu, November 16
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Evie's at Spanish Point Rest. & Tiki Bar
Osprey
John Allen James LIVE at Evie's at Spanish Point!
Sun, November 19
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Front Porch Grill and Bart's Tavern
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at The Front Porch and Bart's Tavern!
Sun, December 3
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Captain Jack's Waterfront Grille
Tarpon Springs
John Allen James LIVE at Capt'n Jack's!
Wed, December 6
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Tarpon Bay Grill & Tiki Bar
Sarasota
John Allen James LIVE at Tarpon Bay!
Thu, December 7
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Catches Rum River Bar and Grill
Port Richey
John Allen James LIVE at Rum River!
Thu, December 14
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Evie's at Spanish Point Rest. & Tiki Bar
Osprey
John Allen James LIVE at Evie's at Spanish Point!
Sun, December 17
1:00pm - 5:00pm



Previous Events


Venue Date
Evie's at Spanish Point Rest. & Tiki Bar
Osprey
John Allen James LIVE at Evie's at Spanish Point!
September 17, 2023
1:00pm - 5:00pm
The Point
Osprey
September 17, 2023
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bocelli Tampa
Tampa
John Allen James LIVE at Bocelli Tampa!
September 16, 2023
6:30pm - 10:00pm
Catches Rum River Bar and Grill
Port Richey
John Allen James LIVE at Rum River!
September 14, 2023
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Paradise Grille - Pass-A Grille
St. Pete Beach
John Allen James LIVE at Paradise Grille!
September 9, 2023
4:00pm - 8:00pm