James Terrell

James Terrell

James Stephen Terrell was born and raised in Washington DC but spent time exercising his creativity in New York City, Newark- New Jersey, and Akron- Ohio.James Terrell has pefromed at Ras, Sova, Busboys and Poets, Chief Ikes, Bohemian Caverns, Artomatic, Optimism, Ben's Next Door, CBGB's, The Whiskey in Annapolis, Rockwood, Iridium, the Bannaker Douglass Museum and Pussycat Lounge in New York City.The music and art of James Stephen Terrell crosses cultural lines. It is grassroots that springs forth out of the Metropolitan Urban Concrete paved political and spiritual environment. The music incorporates the basic principles of urban folk, country, gospel and blues. The music is a breath of fresh air in a world consumed by degradation, decadence and materialism.The music is a reflection of people who live, die and struggle to make their dreams a reality.The music is a commentary on the world. It incorporates the joys, the pains, and the sorrows which exist in our yesterday's today's and tomorrow's. The music touches the soul and confronts our fears ambition our regrets and sentiments.The music challenges the listener to examine not only their lives but also their surroundings and the choices and sacrifices they have made to make their dreams a reality.The music of James Terrell combines words with rhythmic freedom and naturalness with soul stirring fervor. The music melodically stimulates the mind and spiritually soothes the soul. The music is sympathetic to the wants of humanity and sincere to the needs of the spirit. The music of James Terrell has a quality of not just entertainment but enlightenment. The music has value, distinction and invites emotional simulation. It is genuine music of the time.The music incorporates hypnotic tones and soothing rhythm. The subject matter of the music and art he creates preserves a sense of the past, a critique on the present and a longing for a brighter tomorrow.The music of James Terrell is heartfelt and soul stirring and needs to be heard by the masses.


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