Hey there! I’m James, and I’m a musician, songwriter, and elementary school teacher from Portland, Oregon. I’ve been writing and recording music for over 25 years. Admittedly, the early stuff in my mom’s basement wasn’t the best, but everyone has to start somewhere, right? I’ve always loved all kinds of music, and over the years I’ve played in many types of bands and musical projects. I love how Custom Song Workshop gives me the opportunity to make so many different kinds of music in one project. When not making music, I enjoy playing basketball with my wife, introducing my niece and nephews to old Nintendo games, and educating my students on the glories of Otis Redding and Bob Dylan.