First Listen: Trevor James sings about "Maxine"

(June 14, 2018) Bass player and guitarist Trevor James explored those places where blues, soul and country connect on his 2017 album My Train, and dove into world music a year earlier on the aptly titled World. His 2016 project The Dreamer found him taking on avant garde jazz. Show Time, James’s 2014 project, found him deploying the tools of contemporary hip-hop infused R&B, including synthesized percussion and auto tune.  So, if we know one thing about James, it’s that we don’t know what he will do next. We’d just have to wait into he emerges from the lab with new product.

(June 14, 2018) Bass player and guitarist Trevor James explored those places where blues, soul and country connect on his 2017 album My Train, and dove into world music a year earlier on the aptly titled World. His 2016 project The Dreamer found him taking on avant garde jazz. Show Time, James’s 2014 project, found him deploying the tools of contemporary hip-hop infused R&B, including synthesized percussion and auto tune.  So, if we know one thing about James, it’s that we don’t know what he will do next. We’d just have to wait into he emerges from the lab with new product.

James went back into the studio and his latest album, Maxine, drops on July 13. He gives listeners a sneak peak with the release of the title track that is a good, old-fashioned convergence of funk and rock. “Maxine” features electric organs, thumping bass, slashing guitars, kicking drums and the revelation of James’ vocals that display a rocker’s range and a blues man’s angst as he tries to figure out why his lady has put him out. Check it out.

By Howard Dukes

Trevor James - "Maxine"

 
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