The return of a rejuvenated and creatively recharged James Blundell
Singer-Songwriter | Storyteller | Hemp Farmer.
Sideways, is the incandescent first single off James Blundell’s new album World Don’t Stop. Recorded at the legendary Clubhouse Studios in Rhinebeck, New York with the Grammy winning production team of Larry Campbell and Justin Guip, Sideways marks the return of a rejuvenated, creatively recharged James Blundell, singer, songwriter, storyteller, and hemp farmer. The song kicks off with Larry Campbell’s irresistible guitar riff. James Blundell has never sung or sounded better, or been in finer musical company. Sideways like the rest of the songs on the forthcoming album, World Don’t Stop is a jaw dropping fusion of Blundell’s distinctive brand of Australian country rock (not a Nashville twang to be heard) Americana, roots and folk, and New Orleans-tinged rhythm and blues. “I wrote Sideways with Robert Zimmerman, a no bullshit Texan singer-songwriter, no relation to Bob Dylan ”,, smiles. James.” Bill Page from Mushroom Music Publishing and SAFM fame set us up for a Zoom meet and we wrote three songs over the course of that one session. The Sideways chorus arrived fully formed and Robert ran with it. We found a common theme: he who makes no mistakes, makes nothing. Getting things wrong is not bad, it is an essential part of our growth and development intellectually, emotionally, spiritually.” As for the addition of hemp farmer to his job description of singer | songwriter and storyteller, James is a certified hemp farmer currently growing trial plots as part of the Queensland Government’s hemp program. He also serves as an Ambassador for Aussie Legends Hemp, Australia’s leading provider of hemp seed oil. Sideways is the first release from the freshly minted Australian indie label Wonderwheel Music, distributed by MGM.