James Maddock and his band will perform at the Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage in Rahway on Friday, June 7th at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $25 and can be purchased at www.ucpac.org. The concert is part of the on-going Split Level Concert Series which highlights critically acclaimed singer-songwriters in a uniquely intimate setting.
British-born James Maddock first came to notoriety in the U.S. as leader of the band Wood, whose 1999 release, Songs From Stamford Hill, remains a fan favorite to this day. The album produced "Stay You," a Top 5 Triple A hit which was included in the first Dawson's Creek compilation. It took ten years before fans would hear from James again, when he released the exquisite collection of songs, Sunrise On Avenue C, which won him the 2010-11 NY Music Award for Best Americana Album. In 2011, James released Wake Up and Dream, named one of the top albums of that year in New York radio station WFUV’s Listener's Poll. The song “Beautiful Now,” co-written with Mike Scott of Waterboys fame, was named the #9 song of the year in the same poll. Now James has brought together an incredible team, including multi-instrumentalists Tony Scherr and Larry Campbell and producer Matt Pierson, to create Another Life, which will be released this summer. The album, funded entirely on fan pledges and support, is the culmination of James' rebirth and subsequent maturation as a solo artist.
James currently resides in New York City and is a frequent performer at the acclaimed Rockwood Music Hall in lower Manhattan.
Upcoming Split Level Concerts include:
Livingston Taylor – June 15 at the UCPAC Hamilton Stage
Natalia Zukerman – September 21st at the UCPAC Loft
Sarah Borges – October 26th at the UCPAC Loft
Mieka Pauley – November 23rd at the UCPAC Loft