James Clay Garrison. Greatly influenced by the rhythms and musical styles experienced during his years as a child in Spain, James Clay Garrison became a virtuoso guitarist and vocalist at a very early age, recording his first LP at 15. James moved to Los Angeles when then untouchable guitarist, Eddie Van Halen, made his group, "Private Life" an offer to record on the WB label after Edward had seen the band perform in James' home base of Shreveport, Louisiana.
After moving to Los Angeles, James worked with the legendary Ray Charles as Writer/Producer/Musical Director, recorded and/or performed with such artists as Stephen Stills, Brian Wilson, Van Halen, and many others. Players from around Southern California have referred to him as one of the top Singer/Guitarists in the industry. His songs have been covered by artists as varied as Ray Charles, Shem (Ambrosia, Kenny Loggins Band), Jeanette Clinger (Hiroshima), and more. He has written and produced award winning regional & national jingles for clients from S&W Foods to Pepsi. He has worked on some of the best selling video games (Redneck Rampage, Quake 3) as Music Consultant, Composer, and Sound Designer. He has appeared as a featured Singer/Guitarist and occasionally had speaking roles on national television shows (General Hospital, Cop Rock, 21 Jump Street, and Santa Barbara). More recently as a composer for FOX television, James was called on to closely reproduce the sound of known artists or groups as the background music for given scenes. His most recent work was heard in the national TV series "Nashville".
James' long awaited solo release "1000 Million Miracles" features many of the players who have been part of the extremely popular live performances and the follow up The Other Side of Miracles has grown his following exponentially. Joining him in the recordings are LA's top touring and recording session musicians, all volunteering to be a part of these extraordinary recordshe's as over 15 of the world's top musicians have joined James on this record.
James is also busy as a session and live Musician/Vocalist performing and recording throughout Southern California. He is scheduled to perform at numerous seasonal concerts, festivals and venues. Click here for show schedule.