Natasha James, one of today's most compelling artists in the world of Americana/Roots/Country music, is loved for her laid-back, feel good, infectious music that features rock, country, bluegrass and blues influences. Her all-star band gets people up on their feet, all knocked out by the originality of the tunes and the quality of James' voice; at times like Bonnie Raitt, at times like Janis Joplin and Emmy Lou Harris. Natasha James recently released her latest album, "My Country Has The Blues" and it has already reached #18 on the Roots Music Report (week of April 20) for Top Roots Country CD! For FNL fans of country and blues, Natasha James is a guaranteed good time!
Festivities begin at 5:30 pm with the Farmers Market. Local restaurants are open for early bird and late night specials. Craft beer, local wines and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the evening. Music starts at 7:00pm.
The perfect Tex-Mex-flavored song about "needing a little love in my heart" on a lazy Summer afternoon has apparently hit a resonant chord with radio programmers: "Room 203," from Natasha James' soon-to-be-released album "My Country Has The Blues," is in its second week at Number 1 on the influential New Music Weekly Country Top 30 Indie Chart . "Room 203" continues to hold steady at #5 on the NMW Country Main Chart and #3 on the California Roots Music Report (#11 on International RMR Chart). As if that isn't enough, Natasha's 2009 album "Tequila Time" is holding steady at #17 on the RMR Internet Chart.
"The catchy If You Think This Is Love, I Dont Care and Somebody Just Blew It provide further evidence of just what James can do, with a voice vaguely sometimes reminiscent of such country great as Loretta Lynn or blues babe Bonnie Raitt." Will Phoenix, LOS ANGELES EXAMINER
"Natasha James is an American troubadour in the purest sense of the word. The Sonoma, California-based singer-songwriter emotes from her soul and approaches her material with an authenticity and grit that harbors no pretense or fabrication. She speaks the truth and her songs are vibrant and illustrious stories that are as compelling as those of Woody Guthrie, Lucinda Williams or Gram Parsons, of whom she is often compared." Eric Harbadashian, MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE
MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE: Recorded by Ronnie Rivera (Lisa Marie Presely) and Stephen Hart (White Stripes, Neville Brothers, John Lee Hooker) at The Site Recording in Marin County and mastered by multiple Grammy winner David Reitzas (Barbara Streisand, Barry Manilow) at Westlake Studios in Los Angeles, My Country Has The Blues is a timely anthem for what is happening all around us in our country, a catchy tune with James unique Americana blend of country, blues, roots, and rock.