A native of Troy, Al James Mullis started writing songs at the young age of 15. Cutting his teeth on the greats like Hank Williams, Miles Davis, and Tom WaitsMullis began to form his own sound pulling the warm lonesomeness from the blues, the quirky grit of roots rock and mixing it with the tongue and cheek honesty that is classic country. At 21 his sister convinced him to move to Birmingham, Al and give playing music full time a shot, a move that he claims saved his life. Once established in his new city he met Adrian Marmolejo and together they make up Early James and the Latest. Taking their music on the road Early James and the Latest is a glimmer of light in the dark murky swamp that is music labeled “Americana”. With Mullis’s lyrics like a thoughtful gut punch and the bands gritty way of crafting melodies these guys are a perfect example of the genuine and raw music that the south is known for spitting out.
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Early James Turns Toxic Relationship Into Song on ‘It Doesn’t Matter Now’: Exclusive
[Billboard] By Gary Graff Early James didn’t learn any carnival pain tolerance tricks while shooting his new video for “It Doesn’t Matter Now,” premiering exclusively on Billboard on Thursday (Jan. 23), from his upcoming debut album Singing For My Supper. But the Alabama singer, songwriter and bandleader did get to throw a dart in the back of SideShow Bennie. “Yeah, […]
Emerging Alt-Folk Star Early James Announces New Song, Album, Tour
[American Songwriter] Early James is excited about everything that is happening right now, even if so much of it may read to the contrary. He is releasing a new album that has hints of the harsh reality of life of an emerging musician — Singing For My Supper — has a new single to support it, “Blue […]