James Keith is an unsigned artist from deep in the heart of the Texas hill country who grew up playing and singing music at his family's music venue. His first years of playing music were in his father's band "The River Rats" and there he gained a love for music early on and had the privilege of being groomed by seasoned performers. Over the time of his career he has branched out and shared the stage with many renowned artists, such as; Monte Montgomery, Eric Gales, Papa Mali, Ponty Bone, Dana Cooper, Milkdrive, Joe King Carasco, Brennen Leigh + Noel Mckay, Billy Bright, Grammy Award Winners Max Baca and the Texmaniacs, and Grammy Lifetime achievement award winner Flaco Jimenez. In summer 2014 he was the frontman of touring band Nautical Nation and led them to an ATX Battle of the Bands win in which they competed against 30+ groups to gain the title. With the win came a management contract, an EP recorded at Yellow Dog studios (SoCo) and a 2 month summer release tour on the west coast.
"James Keith, man that guys a real gunslinger on guitar!"
- Grammy Award Winner Max Baca
He has appeared on Good Morning Austin ( Fox 7) a couple times to play and promote his musical ventures. James Keith's music is described as eclectic and his voice has a particular rawness and charming freshness that lures you in. Throughout his career he has played in venues such as: The Whisky A Gogo in L.A, Quixotes Tru Blue in Denver, Toad's Place at Yale, the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, and many local Austin venues such as; Speakeasy, Maggie Mae's, Threadgill's, and the Cactus Café. His tunes encompass a wide variety of genres including; chill Indie grooves, progressive alternative, latin/reggae vibes and RnB and has been featured on radio stations KFAN Rebel Radio and Rev FM 94.3. James Keith is currently working on his debut solo album, Dreamboat, at Alnico and Orb Studios in Austin, Texas set for release in Summer 2017.