We are pleased to premiere the single “That’s How You Do It” by singer-songwriter, guitarist, Seth James from his upcoming album, Good Life, out August 23rd, 2019 via Cherry Bomb Records.
An up-tempo, groove-based blues, roots tune, “That’s How You Do It” is a catchy and danceable track by Seth James and a light-hearted take on persistence and putting in the work to see results. And results are apparent on this fun, rhythmic tune with James’ strong, soulful vocals and tasty guitar riffs.
Seth James says, “’That’s How You Do It’ is a song that I wrote with my friend and producer Kevin McKendree. The song is all about hard work, sucking it up and getting it done!”
Listen to “That’s How You Do It” below.
Produced and mixed by Kevin McKendree (Etta James, Buddy Guy, Lee Roy Parnell, Delbert McClinton, Tinsley Ellis, Sean Chambers) and recorded at The Rock House in Franklin, Tennessee, James’ new album Good Life resonates with honesty and integrity from James who’s known the toils and triumphs of America’s heartland.
According to James, in the past he’s found it pretty easy to be dark and brooding with his music but with Good Life, he decided he wanted a positive feel. “That’s How You Do It’ reflects that sentiment. Just one spin of the track, and you’ll know where James is at now in his life and music career.
Born and raised on a ranch in Fort Worth, Texas, he comes from a family who knew the rewards that come from drive, determination and hard work. According to James, he spent the majority of his growing up on a horse. Early on he taught himself to play guitar, and his early influences were Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton, Stephen Bruton and Doyle Bramhall Sr, and Freddie King.
Seth James has shared the stage with Percy Sledge, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, Buddy Guy, Tab Benoit, ZZ Top, Lee Roy Parnell and Billy Joe Shaver. He’s released three solo albums and his most critically acclaimed was That Kind Of Man (2009.) In 2010, he joined forced with Cody Canada and formed the band, The Departed, and recorded two albums. He then decided to return to his roots and passion, which was to create a sound infused with the blues.
Good Life features Seth James (vocals, guitar), Bob Britt (rhythm and slide guitar), Lynn Williams (drums) Kevin McKendree (keys, background vocals) Steve Mackey (bass) Wendy Moten (background vocals) Jim Hoke (sax), Roy Agee (trombone) Vinnie Ciesielski (trumpet) and Yates McKendree (lead guitar on track 6 of the album.)
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