James, Colin

JAMES, Colin, musician (b 1965, Regina). After spending his youth in Saskatchewan, he settled in VANCOUVER in the early 1980s and played in several bands. In 1984 he was discovered by the late blues guitar virtuoso Stevie Ray Vaughan, who took him on as his opening act for a US tour. In 1987 James released an independent single, "Five Long Years," that was successful enough to secure a SOUND RECORDING deal with Virgin Records. For his first album, Colin James (1988), he received the Juno Award...

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