James Avery – Bio
• Born in Parry Sound, ON; raised in Springbrook, ON (N.W. of Toronto)
• Began playing guitar and harmonica and composing songs at 13 years of age.
• Employed full time with Ford Motor Company of Canada 1976 to 2007.
• Lived in Saint John, N.B. 1980 to 1987 (worked and attended UNB)
• Lived in Edmonton, A.B. 1987 to 1988.
• Lived in Vancouver, B.C. 1988 to 2004 (worked and attended SFU)
• Current Residences: Kelowna and Vancouver.
• Field of Grass was written at 14 years of age (track 10/Legacy cd)
• Only a Fool Falls in Love, 1983; first radio single
• Discography: Legacy (2002) / textures canadiana (2010) / Come of Age (2011)
o “Every writer of music owes a debt of sorts to those who came before and upon whose influence their song is born. It is with this in mind that I acknowledge my indebtedness to Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Neil Young, James Taylor, Jim Croce, America, The Eagles, Firefall, et al., and to the roots of their respective music.” James Avery
• Check out: www.jamesaverymusic.com