Multi-award-winning, chart-topping, and multi-Platinum selling guitarist, Colin James is set to release his 20th studio album, Open Road on November 5, 2021, via Stony Plain Records.
In advance of the release, he has unveiled a video for his single, “Down On The Bottom”, which you can check out below.
Having set a soaring bar for inimitable talent in Canadian music, Colin James remains at the top of his game, continuously challenging himself creatively.
Open Road lands no differently and follows James’ JUNO-winning and most recent full-length, 2018’s Miles To Go — an album that garnered worldwide attention as it debuted on the Billboard Blues Charts, the iTunes Blues Chart, and added six new Maple Blues Awards to his running total of 27.
In delivering 20+ albums across 30+ years, a look back over Colin James’ career reveals a timeline rich in highlights, kicking off when he subbed in for a no-show opening act at a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert in his hometown of Regina.
His 1988 self-titled debut, featuring two self-penned hits “Voodoo Thing” and “Five Long Years,” was the fastest-selling album in Canadian history, winning him his first of now-seven JUNOs, and an opening spot on tour with Keith Richards.
In addition to his own studio offerings, Colin James has worked with some of the world’s most revered artists across his multi-decade career — including Bonnie Raitt, Albert Collins, Pops Staples, Robert Cray, Albert King, Keith Richards, Lenny Kravitz, ZZ Top, Mavis Staples, Luther Allison, Roomful of Blues, Bobby King and Terry Evans, John Hammond Jr., The Chieftains, Carlos Santana, Little Feat, Johnny Hallyday, Jeff Healey, and Buddy Guy.
Colin James Tour Dates
November 8, 2021 – Qualicom Civic Centre – Qualicom Beach, BC
November 9, 2021 – Tidemark Theatre – Campbell River, BC
November 10, 2021 – Evergreen Theatre – Powell River, BC
November 13, 2021 – Cleland Theatre – Penticton, BC
November 14, 2021 – Performing Arts Centre – Vernon, BC
November 15, 2021 – Key City Theatre – Cranbrook, BC
November 17, 2021 – Festival Place – Sherwood Park, AB
November 18, 2021 – Festival Place – Sherwood Park, AB
November 20, 2021 – Vic Juba Theatre – Lloydminster, AB
November 21, 2021 – Lougheed PAC – Cargill Theatre Camrose, AB
November 23, 2021 – Blues At The Bow – Bow Island, AB
November 24, 2021 – Blues At The Bow – Bow Island, AB
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