Colin James’ current album open road is his 20th studio album and his 19th nomination for Blues Album of the Year, winning at the 2022 Juno Awards.
On the latest episode of “Today in BC,” host Peter McCully chats with the blues guitarist whose early years played traditional/Celtic music in his hometown of Regina.
“It was just a bunch of people getting together and playing dances,” James said. “But it was a great place to learn for a 13-year-old. I had my ears wide open the whole time.
The first single for open road is ‘Down on the Bottom’, a Bob Dylan track from the 1960s.
“Yeah, he just wrote it and never put any music to it,” James said. “The New Basement Tapes came out a few years ago now, they recorded this song and my producer liked it. I’m always glad to have another rock song in the band.
James is a member of the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and has met many interesting people and great musicians over the years – and shares his thoughts and stories.
We will also hear the single “Down on the Bottom” – in this edition of Today in BC.
(Bottom on bottom/Dylan)
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