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Colin James

Artist Name - Song Title







1989 Juno Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year
1991 Juno Award for Single of the Year
  • Just Came Back
1991 Juno Award for Best Male Artist
1996 Juno Award for Best Male Artist
1998 Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year
  • National Steel
1999 Juno Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award
  • Let's Shout (Baby Work Out)
2019 Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year


“I’m opening doors for you –walk through them.” 

From the prairies of Saskatchewan to sharing the stage with arguably the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time, Colin James still remembers those words of advice given to him by the late, great, Stevie Ray Vaughan.

For every young guitar player growing up in a small town, Colin James’ story is their story – one of drive, passion, ambition and a strong sense that their destiny lay beyond the safe confines of home.

Looking back on a career that now spans over two decades, Colin has walked through more than just a few doors to reach the level of success that he enjoys today. He continues to record the music that he loves has sold multi-platinum many times over, and his concert tours continue to sell out coast to coast.

Over the years he has worked with a who’s who in the music scene– Bonnie Raitt, Albert Collins, Pops Staples, Robert Cray, Luther Allison, Albert King, Keith Richards, Lenny Kravitz, ZZ Top, Mavis Staples, Roomful Of Blues, Bobby King and Terry Evans, John Hammond Jr., The Chieftains, Carlos Santana, Little Feat, Johnny Hallyday, and Buddy Guy. In addition to writing his own material, his music has been recorded by the likes of Maria Muldaur, Johnny Halliday and Lucinda Williams.

A consummate professional and a superb guitarist, Colin is a musician’s, musician. The confidence that comes with maturity can be heard in his voice and seen in his electrifying stage performance. He does what comes naturally – he always has – he knows no other way and no other life.