Tour schedule


First stop is Germany with old friends Chris Iyoha and Peppe Giaquinto, The Bluestones. Their Guitar Stable at Lintorf in Westphalia is where Steve’s room has a portrait of Nina Hagen on the door! Dates include:

November 15  Haan  Concert at Fienchen’s Kajute

November 16   Krefeld   Concert at Kulturampe

November 17   Remscheid   Ariane’s Parlor   Concert details tba

November 18  Lintorf  Gamble Guitars  Roots/blues guitar workshops.

Then up to Bremen where Thomas Schleiken of Blind Lemon Records has arranged:

November 19   Bookholzberg   Guitar workshop  11am start time

November 20   Bookholzberg   Blue Monday concert series

November 21   Lemwerder   Deep River Blues  Concert

Reservations suggested.  Contact Thomas at:

A little bit of fancy traveling to get to the next shows which are:

November 23  London England   The Green Note  A first time concert appearance at this “A room” in Camden Town and an anticipated return to London.

November 24  Crawley  East Sussex   The Hawth Theater   Once again hosted by Tony “The Wheel Man” Molloy and the Crawley Blues Club.  Cool place to play and listen.   Concert with the incomparable  Adam Franklin

November 25  Topsham Devonshire   The Bridge    Steve’s been playing this ancient country pub for years with concerts arranged by British blues guitarist and author Julian Piper   A lovely, long functions room full of old and overstuffed will sell out.  Stop in for a pint or call 01 392 873 62

November 26  Topsham  The Bridge  Back for an afternoon guitar workshop.

Two days to travel back to Germany to wrap up the tour with shows on:

November 29   Mertesdorf  Hotel Weis   Concert  Contact series host Darryl Whiteley for reservations and info at

December 1  Hannover  Gaststätte Zum Stern  Concert for the Hannover Blues Club will include an opening presentation by host, record collector and blues shaman Mike Ideker

December 2   Weyern, Bavaria    Walhalla    Concert with Peter Crow C and Black Patti    A reunion of sorts for Steve and his old friend Peter who is one of Germany’s premier blues guitarists and performers.  SJ don’t know much about the venue, but always hoped he’d wind up there.

December 3   Innsbruck, Austria    House concert for host Poldi Stepanek   Details tba

December 10  Seattle  Back home for one more guitar workshop at Dusty Strings, this one devoted to a couple of carefully chosen “desert island” guitar solos from the classic blues/roots repertoire.  206 634 1662…and while you’re at it, ask about the upcoming Dusty Strings annual winter concert featuring Steve with Del Rey and special guest Suzy Thompson on February 3rd

Note:  2018 show and workshop dates will be posted later, but be advised that Steve will be at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp (with Jorma and Al Petteway!) teaching blues/roots mandolin October 26-28, 2018.  Enrollment is limited and these workshops often sell out way in advance, so…

More soon.  Contact Steve James directly with concert and workshop inquiries, to arrange private lessons or to inquire about new National instruments or vintage pieces from the guitar store.  Thanks for visiting.  See you out there!