“It is simple, really. With James Lee you get great songs, great guitar playing, great voice and a gifted comedian as well. You are in for a very entertaining evening.” – Village Voice
James Lee Stanley will be no stranger to Tehachapi when he performs at Fiddlers Crossing, Saturday, September 24, at 7 pm. He has given concerts in Fiddlers Crossing, Mama Hillybean’s and the BeeKay Theatre over the last decade. He has become a favorite in Tehachapi because of his remarkable ability as a vocalist, songwriter, composer and guitarist, matched with his hilarious repartee. The audience will be treated to an evening of tenderness, humor and storytelling. He has been hailed as one of the all-time greats on the singer-songwriter circuit, and is certainly an extraordinary entertainer.
James Lee Stanley hails from Philadelphia, Pa, and has been performing since he was 14 years old. Along the way, he was in the USAF as a Chinese linguist, and was an actor in some Star Trek: Next Generation episodes. He gives up to 300 concerts per year, and has opened for or played with a diverse roster of performers ranging from Bonnie Raitt to Robin Williams.
A true Renaissance man, Stanley writes a blog called “Datamusicata: Tips, Hints, clues and Info for the Artist in us all.” The site has recently crossed the 1,1000,000 hits mark and can be found at www.datamusicata.com. And if musician, actor, writer, linguist, humorist, isn’t enough, James Lee Stanley is also a fine artist.
For more about James Lee Stanley, go to www.jamesleestanley.com.
The concert starts at 7:00 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30. Tickets are $20, available at Tehachapi Treasure Trove, Tehachapi Furniture, Lucky’s Barbershop, or at the Fiddler’s Crossing Wednesday Open Mics and First Fridays. Tickets are also available online at Fiddlers Crossing.com, and may be reserved by calling 661-823-9994. Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 East F Street, Downtown Tehachapi at Robinson. Buying tickets early is strongly suggested.
This man is a great artist – his songs are finely-crafted and richly textured, with immediately memorable melodies and thought provoking lyrics, and his guitar playing is simply gorgeous, alternating between subtle finger picking. Lush chording, stark simplicity, rhythmically-charged complexity, and many and varied shades in between.”
“His comedy and songs won the hearts of the 6,000 in attendance and brought them to their feet in an ovation that brought him back for two encore numbers.”
“Loose and jocular, Stanley proved to be a master at relating to nightclub audiences … ”
“His strongest asset is a facile voice which makes easy climbs into falsetto, glides through his accustomed tenor, and occasionally drops into a full baritone.”
“James Lee Stanley – Freelance Human Being (Beachwood Recordings): A wise, mature album that strips James down to the essentials: guitar and voice. In this setting an artist puts it all on the line. James rises to the occasion and surpasses even the most grandiose of expectations. A real pro, one of the finest writers of our time.”