HOLLYWOOD, CA– Natasha James, who seamlessly blends Americana, Blues, Country and Rock into her music,will receive her “Producer’s Choice: Country Songwriter of the Year” plaque at the Los Angeles Music Awards’ Main Event, taking place Thursday, November 18 at Paramount Studios on the storied Paramount Theater Lot in Hollywood, Calif. Natasha will walk the Red Carpet along with film and music luminaries (and fellow plaque recipients) that include renowned musicians Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw; actress Sally Kirkland; famed music producer Eddie Kramer; and many others.
This marks the second consecutive year James has taken home a win at the longest-running independent music awards show of its kind. Last year she captured “Country Album of the Year” honors for her critically-acclaimed CD TEQUILA TIME (Highway One Records).
“Winning the LAMA Award for the second year in a row is such a wonderful reaffirmation that what I am doing matters,” says James. “Winning ‘Songwriter of the Year’ makes me feel doubly glad, not just to make a difference as a performer, but that what I write is seen as worthwhile.”
Natasha’s recording of “Hotel Christmas” has been released to radio and is included on the new CD, WHP Christmas Songs Volume 5 (info: http://www.AirPlayDirect.com/whpchristmassongsvol5).
James’ most recent CD, TEQUILA TIME, was touted by respected international publication MUSIC CONNECTION as “Country steeped in Blues and Tex-Mex.” Both her TEQUILA TIME and BAD JUDGEMENTS albums are currently being played on the air in Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, England, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, and more. MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE calls “If You Think This Is Love” a “downright Bonnie Raitt blues-y performance…one of (James’) best. The song is “a twangy hip shaker guaranteed to grab you by your feet and throw you in a dancing mood.”
James is a Featured Guest and performs live on Actors E Chat in Hollywood, Calif. on Thursday, November 18 at 10 a.m. (log on to watch, listen and chat live: http://www.actorsentertainment.com). The popular web-based program interviews some of today’s best and brightest entertainers from both the worlds of music and film making. Natasha will also tape a session of “SideBeat Music” for Actors Entertainment that day (airdate tba).
Natasha will be a judge, write the first song, and perform on “FALL IN LOVE WITH AMERICA – AGAIN,” a documentary-style web and mobile-based audio/video/multimedia series highlighting stories from across America. In addition to being made into a feature-length documentary film, the project includes live web cam updates, a touring exhibit, interactive websites, and social/networking sites. In her judging capacity, James “will be looking for the next great American song! and working with some of the selected new songwriters,” says Executive Producer, Dennis Gelbaum. http://fallinlovewithamericaagain.blogspot.com/.
James was recently featured in SONGWRITERS MONTHLY, THAT NASHVILLE SOUND, OUTLAW MAGAZINE. and NASHVILLE COUNTRY CLUB. Moving forward, James will be performing at the 2011 Country Music Messe in Berlin.
NATASHA JAMES UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS/SPECIAL EVENTS ITINERARY
Nov. 18 (Thurs.) ACTORS E CHAT/Interview Hollywood, CA
Nov. 18 (Thurs.) LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS Hollywood, CA
Jan. 8 (Sat.) PRESIDIO YACHT CLUB Sausalito, CA
Feb. 4-6 (Fri.-Sun.) COUNTRY MUSIC MESSE Berlin, Germany
Feb. 26 (Sat.) PRESIDIO YACHT CLUB Sausalito, CA
March 19 (Sat.) PRESIDIO YACHT CLUB Sausalito, CA
NATASHA JAMES INTERVIEWS/TEQUILA TIME CDS/SHOW TIX AVAILABLE.