Mini Convert via Facebook LIVE - December 1st - 8pm
Friends, I'll be performing a 25 minute solo set via Facebook LIVE on Dec. 1st at 8pm. Tune in from the comfort of your own home and join me for some new music and conversation.
I'll be performing from my apartment in Bklyn, NY (Pants, pants, pants. I gotta remember to wear some goddamn pants). Shoot me some messages and let me know what you think.
To participate, simply go to my FB page at 8pm on Dec. 1st: www.facebook.com/jamesAMdownes
I got the inspiration to record a cover video of one of my favorite tunes. “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty caught my attention when I was 12. It didn’t sound like punk or metal but more like the music my folks listened to. But despite the missing angst, I was magnetized by the simplicity and vulnerability employed. It’s such a beautiful and delicate tune. I’ll love it always. Enjoy.
"My Hometown" Song
Another cover of one of my favorite tunes. The lyrics slay me. I can practically see the store fronts, feel the steering wheel, the dusty Main Street. So sad, yet so lovely.
I recorded this version as a Father's Day present for my father. He gave me the gift of Bruce Springsteen's music, just by blasting it when I was little. Thanks, Dad.
My first album is written and recorded. Looking forward to sharing the result of last year's work with you all. I've had the pleasure of working with some really talented people of over the course of "Prison Font"'s creation, and I'm honored and humbled by their support. Details coming soon.