Stuart James

by Alex Hern

One of many new acts to emerge from the In The City music festival, Stuart James is just one guy doing his thang with an acoustic guitar.

I have no idea what to categorise the music as… his myspace page says he is “Folk/2-step”, but to be honest I’m not even sure if what he’s doing should be regarded as music. It reminds me most of some slam poetry that I heard in London a couple of months back.

Anyway, whatever he is actually doing, it is some of the most lyrical, inventive and pleasant to listen to stuff I have heard for a long time. And, with song lengths of just over a minute, well worth checking out.

Stuart James [Myspace]

City on a Roll [MP3]