Heart and British soul
James Hunter has certainly paid his dues. Over the span of 30 years, he’s worked on the railway, busked in the streets of London, provided backup vocals and guitar for Van Morrison, played clubs and theaters all over the world, written scores of original songs, and recorded some of the most original and honest British R&B and soul albums of the last two decades. Stateside, he's been recognized with a Grammy nomination (Best Traditional Blues Album for "People Gonna Talk") and an American Music Award (Best New/Emerging Artist). By 2016, MOJO magazine had crowned James the United Kingdom’s Greatest Soul Singer. His gritty, soulful voice has matured well along with his musicianship and songwriting, and he's a rare ticket in the American Midwest—don't miss this chance!