Natasha James Set To Release New Single “My Country Has The Blues,”

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Natasha James Interviewed Live ON KSVY 91.3 FM/Thur., April 28@8:05 A.M.; Premiere Airing Of “My Country Has the Blues” In Advance Of Radio Release Date!

            
          (SONOMA, CA) – Natasha James, one of the most compelling artists in the world of Americana/Roots/Country music, returns with “MY COUNTRY HAS THE BLUES” (Highway One Records), the first single from the forthcoming album of the same name and follow-up to her critically-acclaimed and award-winning CD, “Tequila Time.”            James is interviewed live by Ken Brown, Host of “Mornings In Sonoma,” (heard over KSVY 91.3 FM), this Thursday, April 28 at 8:05 a.m. The program is also broadcast on SVTV Channel 27 and streamed on www.sonomasuntv.com. Call in live: (707) 933-3133. This will be the premiere airing of James’ new song “My Country Has The Blues” in advance of its radio release date.

         Produced in conjunction with Stephen Hart (White Stripes, Neville Brothers, John Lee Hooker) at The Site Recording in Marin County, engineered by Ronnie Rivera, and mastered by four-time Grammy winner Gavin Lurssen, “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.

My country has the blues/she’s just like me and you

She’s trying hard but she’s confused/we better help her to get through


Instead of standing on the sidelines/we better get some guidelines


Instead of criticizing/we better start uniting
           
          

          In “My Country Has the Blues,” James once again shows us she has her finger on the pulse of the human condition, with lyrics as insightful as they are timely and universal, and married to an infectious musical track guaranteed to have you singing along, with the words running in your head long after the song has ended.     
          Recently back from a successful whirlwind European Tour that may also spawn a live album, James will shortly embark on some selected Northern California dates in support of “My Country…”  Listen to Natasha performing live at the BlueBird Café’ in Europe at  http://www.natashajames.com/Europe.shtml.
Natasha James Live in Europe

   Natasha James live at the BlueBird Café’ in Europe, February 2011.

         James has recently enjoyed extensive European radio airplay on stations including Radio Eurohertz (“Doc Shultze Country Time” program); and “Country Time (UKW 88.0), as well as European station and website, Tell Them Country (read an interview with James by Tell Them Country’s Sara Haskell: ).   Domestically, James was recently profiled on “The Wimmin’s Show” heard over KZUM 89.3 FM in Lincoln, NB along with fellow blues divas, Shemekia Copeland and Janiva Magness. “Tequila Time” was played in its entirety on www.allsouthernrock.com.
        Released in 2009, “Tequila Time” garnered James high acclaim and international airplay, making the top 5 of multiple formats in the charts. It also received favorable reviews from some of the most high-profile music publications both in the States and abroad (OUTLAW; MAVERICK; MUSIC CONNECTION; CASHBOX to name a few) as well as virtually every Nashville-based publication (MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE; NASHVILLE GAB; NASHVILLE COUNTRY CLUB; COUNTRY ENTERTAINMENT USA). Tequila Time was honored as “Country Album of the Year” by the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2009, with James winning “Producer’s Choice: Country Songwriter of the Year” at the 2010 LAMA’s.  
           In addition to this eagerly-awaited and timely single, James is also currently writing music for some upcoming reality television shows produced by Dennis Gelbaum.

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