James Lee Stanley
“This man is a great artist – his songs are finely-crafted and richly textured, with immediately memorable melodies and thought provoking lyrics, and his guitar playing is simply gorgeous, alternating between subtle finger picking, lush chording, stark simplicity, rhythmically-charged complexity, and many and varied shades in between. Freelance Human Being is a masterpiece and one of the greatest recordings I have ever heard. We are talking greatness here.” –
Fi Magazine, (which also listed the CD as one of the Top 200 CD’s of All Time).
“So where have they been hiding James Lee Stanley? We could say that James Lee Stanley is probably the last great undiscovered singer-songwriter in America. But true as that may be let's say something else let's say that a diamond has been smuggled into the wasteland and here is where the wasteland ends“ -- Tom Robbins, Author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
“James Lee Stanley, a master at relating to audiences” - The San Francisco Chronicle. “Unexpected power from one acoustic guitar” - The Denver Post. “A standing ovation followed his set opening for Art Garfunkel” – The Sacramento Bee.
James Lee’s remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create truly great songs, each accompanied by his amazing guitar orchestrations.
“There is no need for back up, Stanley is a one man band, who doesn’t need any help” – the Milwaukee Journal.
When you couple this with his outrageously hilarious repartee, you get one of the most entertaining concerts on the circuit.
“A solo performer, Stanley drew overwhelming applause for his outrageous monologue as well as his music” – The Daily Aztec, San Diego.
From the Universal Amphitheatre to the most intimate house concert, James Lee delivers the goods. He has been hailed as one of the few all time greats and undisputed geniuses among singer-songwriters. Fi Magazine listed his FREELANCE HUMAN BEING as one of the finest recordings of 1998 and one of the Top 200 Recordings of all time -- FI Magazine March 1999.
JAMES LEE STANLEY, born in Philadelphia, PA, has toured consistently since he released his eponymous first recording for RCA, performing up to three hundred dates a year since then with such diverse acts as BONNIE RAITT, ROBIN WILLIAMS, NICOLETTE LARSON and even BILL COSBY. STEVEN WRIGHT chose James Lee as his opening act for three years in a row; a testament to his professionalism and talent. He is coming to your town for one evening. You should see him perform if you can. It’s like a masterclass in showbiz.
JAMES LEE STANLEY records for and is represented by:
Stephen Chandler, email@example.com
Post office box 4848, Woodland Hills, CA 91308, (818) 888-3534
JAMES LEE STANLEY
JAMES LEE STANLEY, TOO
3'S THE CHARM (RCA)
MIDNIGHT RADIO (MCA)
RACING THE MOON (TAKOMA)
ECLIPSE (JOLLYE ROGER)
LIVE (MUSIC CONNECTION- TOP 5 Record of the Year)(BEACHWOOD)
RIPE FOR DISTRACTION
COWGIRLS GET T/BLUES
THE ENVOY (MAC Report - top100 AC airplay)
TWO MAN BAND (w/ Peter Tork)
ONCE AGAIN (w/ Peter Tork)
TWO MAN BAND TWO (w/ Michael Smith)
FREELANCE HUMAN BEING (One of the Top 200 CD's of All Time)
NEW TRACES OF THE OLD ROAD (Jan 2002 –ReMix Release June 2008)
A BEACHWOOD CHRISTMAS (w/Peter Tork, Pamala Stanley & Tom Paxton)
LIVE / BACKSTAGE @ THE COFFEE GALLERY (w/Peter Tork) (Jan 2004)
ALL WOOD AND STONES W/ John Batdorf (Jan 2005)
Special Guest Musicians:
Timothy B Schmit (Eagles); Paul Barrere (Little Feat); Laurence Juber (Wings); Peter Tork (Monkees); Scott Breadman (Rippingtons); Ken Lyon (Lemonheads, the Divinyls); and Laura Hall (Who's Line Is It, Anyway?)
THE ETERNAL CONTRADICTION (2007)
LIVE IN TEHACHAPI – A two volume live show June 2009—Just James Lee and his guitar…
BACKSTAGE AT THE RESURRECTION – New solo CD, January 2011)
ALL WOOD AND DOORS w/Cliff Eberhardt and a host of fabulous musicians including John Densmore and Robby Krieger of the original Doors. (July 2011)
ALL WOOD AND STONES II w/John Batdorf (June 2013)
THE APOCALOPTIMIST (October 2014)
Emmy Award Winning - CATHY Specials (from the comic strip) for prime time CBS TV
Cable Ace Award Winning TOM PARKS - HBO Special
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART, a musical in development, scheduled for release - Fall 2012