James Keith is a fresh Alternative / Alt. Americana artist from deep in the heart of the Texas hill country. James grew up singing and performing at his family's Hill Country music venue. His first years of playing music were in his father's band "The River Rats" fueling his fire and love for music early on. James had the privilege of sharpening his skills while being groomed by seasoned performers. Over his short career he has already shared the stage with many renowned artists including : Grammy Award winners : Los Lobos, Grupo Fantasma, Los TexManics, Los Super Seven, Augie Meyers and Grammy Lifetime Achievement winner - Flaco Jimenez. Also Monte Montgomery (Guitar Player Magazine's 50 Greatest Players of All-Time), Eric Gales, Milkdrive, and Joe King Carasco etc...In summer 2014 he was the frontman of touring band Nautical Nation .
"James is an an exciting fresh voice, with much to say... Finally"
- Grammy Award Winner Max Baca
In 2016 James Keith signed a management deal and finished up work on his debut album , "Dreamboat" . The entirely self written album was recorded at Hidden Creek, Alnico, and Orb Studios in Austin, Texas. James Keith's music is described as eclectic . His voice has a particular rawness and charming freshness that lures you in. In 2017 James added his bandmates , The Moondogs and debutedat Austin's famed, Paramount Theatre (SXSW 2017) . The band performed a mini tour of The UK & France and returned to headline San Marcos TX - Summer In The Park , as well as support dates for Grammy Award winning artists' Los Lobos, Los TexManiacs , & Rick Trevino. James' solo experience includes performances at Whisky A Go-Go L.A, Kessler Theatre Dallas TX, American Bank Center Corpus Christi TX (Caller Times Best of the Best Showcase 2014), San Antonio TX Fiesta's Missionfest, and many local Austin spots such as; Speakeasy, Maggie Mae's, and Stubb's. His tunes encompass a wide variety of genres including; Alternative, Americana, chill Indie funk grooves, Roots Rock, and even latin/reggae vibes. He has been featured on tv and radio: Fox 7 Good Morning Austin, KFAN Rebel Radio, and Rev FM 94.3 the Rock of Texas.