Birmingham's James Spraggins II, affectionately known as PJ, is a drummer, composer and producer. Spraggins developed a love for music at an early age in the church while growing up in Bessemer. He received a music scholarship to Alabama State University where he participated in five different music ensembles.
During his professional career, Spraggins has played with Randy Owen (Alabama), Byron Cage, Dorenda Clark (The Clark Sisters), Ronnie Laws, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Ike Stubblefield, Eric Essix, Joey Summerville, Melvin Miller, Tekneek, William Green, Toni Redd, Katrina Willis, Kelley Oneal, and controversial neo-soul artist Donnie among others.
Spraggins maintains a steady gig shedule performing with many of the artists mentioned above. His studio credits include: Tekneek (Joyride)--drums, programming, song writing; Eric Essix (Abid With Me)--drums; William Green (Green Valley)--drums; It's All About Him Ministries (Come Let Us Adore Him)--drums.
Spraggins' debut jazz CD is entitled 'The Light of Day'. In his words, "The Light of Day" is a refreshingly uplifting collection of songs written from a drummer's perspective." With its simple yet catchy melodies and its soothing rhythms, "The Light of Day" is sure to set your mind at ease. Spraggins reminds us all to sit back and enjoy "The Light of Day".