Adam St. James Band


It Ain't Right
Palace of the King
House is Rockin’
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Hard to Handle
Sharp Dressed Man


The Adam St. James Band plays souped-up versions of familiar classics by Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, The Beatles, The Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Cheap Trick, Montrose, the James Gang, Grand Funk, Steppenwolf, Robin Trower, The Doors, and blues legends such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, and Albert Collins.

And not to ignore the ladies, the band even lays down a bunch of funky, danceable grooves by the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wild Cherry, the Black Crowes, Robert Palmer, The Commodores, and more.

The guitars are blazin’, the band is pumpin’, and the good times are guaranteed!

To send the band a message, or to inquire about bookings, email us.

Adam St. James – Lead vocals/Lead guitar

Adam is lead vocalist/guitarist and front person for the band. He has performed live with various groups across the U.S. including many long, crazy nights on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood; at numerous blues clubs and festivals around Miami; annually at the Buffalo Guitar Festival; here and there in Denver; and other locales too numerous to recount. Adam is also a respected music journalist. He is currently Editor of, a high-profile position at a very popular music industry website, and is also author of numerous guitar instructional books published by Hal Leonard. Adam’s influences range from Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Van Halen - to blues artists old and new - big band jazz, down home honky tonk - and all the way forward to the guitar-centric modern rock bands of today.

Adam St. James – Solo Acoustic

Adam performs regularly around the Chicago area as a solo acoustic act. Covering everything from Eric Clapton and The Beatles to Duke Ellington and Dwight Yoakam, Adam's set list is quite diverse, and suitable for nearly any occasion. Recently (Fall 2005) Adam has been teaming up with steel guitar master Jon Kostal on select gigs, adding a rare – at least 'round Chicago – and decidedly Nashville-twang to the atmosphere

Adam St. James and Dennis McMasters – Acoustic Duo

Adam occasionally teams up with San Francisco-based harmonica whiz Dennis McMasters (that's him on the track "It Ain't Right" above) to perform as an acoustic duo. The two draw from their love and knowledge of early Chicago blues to cover classic artists such as Little Walter and Sonny Terry, yet mix in enough classic and modern rock to keep it fresh for everyone. But fun is usually the name of the game: They've been known to throw down extended funk jams, and regularly invite members of the audience up to the stage to showcase their sometimes questionable but always entertaining vocal talents. Their frequent Friday Happy Hour gigs at Pazzo's on the river in the Chicago Loop are becoming legendary.

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To send the band a message, or to inquire about bookings, email us.

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