AJ Fullerton / Kirk James ~ Thurs Oct 4, 7:30pm
October 4, 2018
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Sunflower Theatre at KSJD presents
Thursday October 4
Shows starts at 7:30pm
Doors open at 7pm
Tickets are $15 online / 18 at the door
Raised as an only child in the mountains of rural Western Colorado, A.J. was brought up surrounded by numerous styles of music ranging from; Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Roots, & Blues. His biggest musical influences ended up being found in his parents’ collection of Classic Rock & Blues records. Playing solo, and in local bands throughout his mid-teens, by age 19 he was playing full-time supporting his rapidly developing solo career. His style of playing falls somewhere between the finger picking & slide of Country Roots music, and the groove based uptempo sensibilities of Blues and Rock & Roll.
In the few short years of his professional career, A.J. has won a number of awards & accolades. In 2016 he was the winner of the Colorado Blues Society’s “I.B.C Competition” , as well as winning the following Colorado Blues Society “Members Choice Awards” for; Best Slide Guitar (2016), Best Acoustic Act (2016), Best Young Performer (2016), & Best Duo Act [A.J. Fullerton ft. Nic Clark] (2016).
Kirk James is solidly grounded in the Texas Blues tradition, playing Ragtime, Texas Shuffles and funky grooves. His unmistakable phrasing mixed with bottleneck slide conjures images of T-Bone Walker, Elmore James and Lightnin’ Hopkins. A blues performer for over 30 years, Kirk is known for his strong blues guitar style and distinctive vocals. James plays both original material and also classics from the Blues Masters.
Growing up in Dallas, Texas, and listening to such greats as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Reverend Gary Davis, Kirk developed an interest in blues early in life. A musician since the age of five, he recalls, “I grew up in a musical family, it has always been a part of me. I can’t imagine living without music.”
Kirk’s interest as a motorcycle enthusiast has brought him to perform for motorcycle clubs, rallies and events in Colorado and the Southwest region. He can been seen and heard playing in concerts, festivals and venues around the Southwest region.
Venue: Sunflower Theatre
Located in the historic Basin Industrial Bank building adjacent to the KSJD radio studios in downtown Cortez, Colorado.