Lucky James Biography

J.P. Delanoye has played the Blues, both acoustic and electric, from New Orleans streetcorners to New York City clubs, for over thirty years. With Ben Ross, the "Harmonica Boss", a Kerouac-ian character and Detroit bluesman, J.P. founded the Uptown Lowdown Blues Hounds, who played throughout the Northeast in the 80's. An enthusiast and student of various styles of "roots" music, he has also been involved with folk, reggae, west African, swing, bluegrass, and other musical explorations over the years, but the blues have been closest to his heart. Based in western North Carolina since 1992, he has played clubs and festivals all over the Southeast, both as a solo act and with JP & The Mojo Workers. JP has opened for many national artists, including Delbert McClinton, Koko Taylor, John Hammond Jr., Magic Slim, John Mooney, Leon Russell, Coco Montoya, Doc Watson, the North Mississippi All-Stars, Junior Brown, Jefferson Starship and Beausoleil, and has been a guest on numerous recording projects. He was a founding member of the Ghost Mountain band in 1998, and they have since played thousands of dates in a wide variety of venues. With influences from Chicago to New Orleans, from the Piedmont to the Delta, J.P. is a versatile and powerful performer on guitar, resonator slide guitar, lap steel, harmonica and vocals. J.P. is currently working in his home studio on a solo album to be released later in 2023, and looking forward to spring and summer performances.

J.P. Delanoye / Ghost Mountain Rhythm & Blues - Radio Airplay


The music has been heard in North America on:

WETS-FM (89.5) Johnson City, TN

WDVX-FM (89.9) Knoxville, TN

WEVL-FM (89.9) Memphis, TN

WGLT-FM (89.1&103.3) Normal & Peoria, IL

WICN-FM (90.5) Worcester, MA

WMPG-FM (90.9) Portland, ME

WNCW-FM (88.7) Spindale, NC

WWNC-AM (570) Asheville, NC

KDHX-FM (88.1) St. Louis, MO

CHMR (93.5 FM) Toronto, Ontario

MetroLina Radio (

Smokestack Lightnin' Blues Radio(

Midnight Rider ( Cookie Holley (


In Europe and Scandinavia: 

Radio Nacional de Espana, Radio 3 (93.2 FM, Madrid) 

"BluesPower" (90.7Mhz) Bremerhaven, Germany(

 Radio Holstebro (97.4 Mhz) Denmark

 Mojo Blues (103 FM) Skopje, Macedonia 

Blue Note "Radio Thorshammer (98.6 FM)Sandefjord, Norway

"Mojo Dreams" Radio SINAAI FM 105.5 Zwijndrecht, Belgium

Rock 'N' Blues Today Umbertide, Italy


In Russia:

Radio Penguin Novosibirsk, Siberia


In Australia:

"Blues & Roots" 89.3 Gulf FM Kadina South Australia


In South America:


Selected Venues Played by J.P. Delanoye  


The Basement, Asheville, N.C.

Be Here Now, Asheville, N.C.

 Jack of the Wood, Asheville, N.C.

 Hannah Flanagan’s, Asheville, N.C.

 Barley’s, Asheville, N.C.

 College Street Pub & Grill, Asheville, N.C.

 Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues, Asheville, N.C.

 Ed Boudreaux's Bayou Bar-B-Que, Asheville, N.C

. Mo-Daddy's, Asheville, N.C. 

Broadway’s, Asheville, N.C.

 Magnolia’s, Asheville, N.C. 

Root Bar No. 1, Asheville, N.C. 

Elks Lodge, Asheville, N.C. 

Bele Chere Festival, Asheville, N.C.

 The Town Pump, Black Mountain, N.C.

 The Watershed, Black Mountain, N.C.

 Lake Eden Arts Festival, Black Mountain, N.C. 

Paddler’s Pub, Hot Springs, N.C. 

The Cabin, Woodfin, N.C.

 The Cypress Cellar, Hendersonville, N.C.

 Hannah Flanagan’s, Hendersonville, N.C.

 Flat Rock Music Festival, Hendersonville, N.C.

 The Double Door Inn, Charlotte, N.C.

 Puckett’s Farm Equipment, Charlotte, N.C.

 Bluz, Raleigh, N.C. 

Berkeley Cafe, Raleigh, N.C.

 The Garage, Winston-Salem, N.C.

 Westbend Vineyard, Lewisville, N.C. 

The Library Club, Sapphire Valley, N.C.

 Cyprus International Cuisine, Highlands, N.C.

 Canyon’s of the Blue Ridge, Blowing Rock, N.C. 

Old Hickory Taproom, Hickory, N.C.

 Judge’s BBQ on the River, Morganton, N.C.

 Creekside Tavern, Connelly Springs, N.C. 

Down Home Pickin’ Parlor, Johnson City, Tenn.

 Cafe One Eleven, Johnson City, Tenn. 

Gatsby’s, Johnson City, Tenn. 

Blue Plum Festival, Johnson City, Tenn. 

State Line Grill, Bristol, Tenn. 

Kingsport First Night Celebration, Kingsport, Tenn. 

Kingsport Sports Bar, Kingsport, Tenn. 

Brackin’s Blues Club, Maryville, Tenn.

 Palace Theater, Maryville, Tenn. 

Sassy Ann’s, Knoxville, Tenn. 

Preservation Pub, Knoxville, Tenn.

 Manhattan’s, Knoxville, Tenn.

 Barley’s, Knoxville, Tenn.

 The Corner Lounge, Knoxville, Tenn. 

Knoxville Museum of Art - Alive After Five, Knoxville, Tenn.

 O’Charley’s, Knoxville, Tenn. 

The Palace Theater, Crossville, Tenn.

 Ja Blues, Crossville, Tenn.

 Rhythm & Brews, Chattanooga, Tenn.

 The Vinyard, Bristol, Va.

 State Line Grill, Bristol, Va.

 Alta Cucina, Abingdon, Va.

 Withers’ Hardware, Abingdon, Va.

 Iron Head Saloon, Marion, Va. 

Chateau Morrissette Vineyards, Meadows of Dan, Va.

 The Pine Tavern, Floyd, Va.

 Occasionally Blues, Greenville, S.C. 

Barley’s, Greenville, S.C. 

The Firehouse, Spartanburg, S.C. 

Blues & Barbeque Festival, Gaffney, S.C. 

Northside Grill, Atlanta, Ga. 

Red Light Cafe, Atlanta, Ga.