ATASCADERO — James Lee Stanley returns to Música Del Río at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, in Atascadero.
For information and reservations, call 805-466-6941 or visit our website at www.musicadelrio.org. Reservations are required. Donation of $20 at the door.
“James Lee Stanley was one of the very first artists we booked for our opening season in 2006-2007,” organizers stated. “If you recall he surprised us with one of the most remarkable musical creations we have ever heard.”
“All Wood and Stones,” his acoustic interpretation of The Rolling Stones’ music, created with friend and colleague John Batdorf, has been a favorite of Música Del Río since first hearing it.
He was here with Cliff Eberhardt for the premiere of “All Wood and Doors,” their arrangements and acoustic showcase of music from The Doors. And in 2015, he returned for a remarkable solo concert.
Tom Robbins, author of “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” says, “We could say that James Lee is probably the last great undiscovered singer-songwriter in America.”
Stanley will be returning to Música Del Río for a solo performance on Saturday evening.
One of the best descriptions of him is also the title of the favorite, and highly regarded, CD “Freelance Human Being,” and that he is. Few artists have written more songs than Stanley.
From the coffee houses of the 1970’s to some of the finest showcases of Americana music, Stanley has been regularly invited back before he can close his guitar case. With over 20 albums of original material under his belt, Stanley has long been considered a singer-songwriter’s songwriter.
His ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create great songs, each accompanied by his guitar orchestrations.
“When you couple this with his outrageously hilarious repartee, we will get one of the most entertaining concerts of this season,” organizers stated.