Inductee to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, singer-songwriter, actor and director, James has been seen to crop up everywhere; lead guitarist for the Blasters, upright bassist for Dwight Yoakam, sought after backing vocalist (he added vocals to a Bob Dylan session), and top notch session musician. He has shared the stage the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Rosie Flores, Dale Watson, Brian Setzer, and Monte Warden, just to name a few. James continues to perform live all over the world, treating loyal fans to new songs and classic hits such as those from his acclaimed album Somewhere Down the Road.
In the mid-nineties Kutty and his childhood buddy Tony formed the band to celebrate their love of custom cars, choppers, having fun and drinking booze. While playing their own brand of rock music, a seamless combination of Rockabilly and Punk, the band has seen plenty of personnel changes over the years. All are in agreement that this is the strongest group yet, with Tito, Dave and Dustin strengthening their unique sound; always pushing the band to grow artistically. Even as they grow into a headline band themselves, the guys are always glad to open for their friends and heroes including The Misfits, T.S.O.L., Agent Orange, Tiger Army, DI, Throw Rag, and Death By Stereo.
The Highway Murderers:
Credited with single-handedly rejuvenating the Santa Cruz punk rock scene, the Murderers started out playing exclusively at Jason Jessee's Automodown shop and now have a fanatical cult following.
As they like to say, "We're a simple less-evolved people. We like to play at bars and parties. It's not how good you are, it's how hard you are and we're just going as hard as we can."