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From New Orleans street corners to New York City clubs (with innumerable stops in between), Lucky James (a.k.a. J.P. Delanoye) has delighted audiences for over thirty years with a unique blend of traditional and modern acoustic music. He accompanies Piedmont and Delta blues, Appalachian flatpicking, swing and folk guitar styles with a driving harmonica and a voice of many dimensions. Original songs (featured on four independent albums) and a broad repertoire of American "roots" music combine for a high-energy, captivating performance. James has been lucky enough to have opened for such diverse acts as blues wizard John Hammond Jr., R&B legend Delbert McClinton, Doc Watson, Leon Russell, Jefferson Starship, the Cajun supergroup Beausoleil, Warren Zevon, Texas guitar virtuoso Junior Brown, and many others, with strong acclaim from both audiences and headliners. He co-founded the successful regional band Ghost Mountain R&B, which played electric blues and R&B throughout the southeast from 1998-2010, were voted Western North Carolina's best band in 2006, and whose two albums received worldwide airplay and critical accolades. Southeastern appearances include engagements at the Black Mountain Festival, the Greenville, S.C. Riverfest, Asheville, N.C.'s Bele Chere celebration, Freedom Weekend Aloft in Anderson, S.C., the Blue Plum Festival in Johnson City, Tenn., the Alive After Five series at the Knoxville, Tenn. Museum of Art, and the Lake Eden Arts Festival (L.E.A.F.), along with numerous radio, club, and private shows. As a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Lucky James generates an intensity uncommon among solo artists, and is a compelling performer well worth checking out.

J.P. DELANOYE, A.K.A. LUCKY JAMES

has been privileged to open for, or share the stage with,

many national and international acts, including...

 

 

BEAUSOLEIL

 

BIO RITMO

 

JUNIOR BROWN

 

JERRY DOUGLAS

 

GOOSE CREEK SYMPHONY

 

JOHN HAMMOND,  JR.

 

JEFFERSON STARSHIP

(Kantner, Balin, Casady, at. al.)

 

ADRIAN LEGG

 

MAGIC SLIM

 

DELBERT McCLINTON

 

DEL McCOURY BAND

 

JOHN MOONEY & BLUESIANA

 

MARIA MULDAUR

 

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL-STARS

 

SONNY RHODES

 

LEON RUSSELL

 

CHRIS SMITHER

 

SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS

 

KOKO TAYLOR & HER BLUES MACHINE

 

DOC WATSON

 

REVEREND BILLY C. WIRTZ

 

WARREN ZEVON

                         

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Previous events

Jul31

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Jimmy's On The River, 2334 US Hwy. 70 , Swannanoa, NC (828) 686-1986

We're back! Now that the covid restrictions have eased up a bit, and most are vaccinated here, the High Rollers will be back at our favorite hometown venue, Jimmy's on the River. They have recently added a new menu, with delicious Italian-style entrees etc., and of course the pizza is still excellent and the beer is still cold! We'll be playing from 7-10 PM Saturdays, with the exception of the weekend of June 26. Family friendly, not so much dogs, no cover (donations gratefully accepted). Hope to see you there!

Jul24

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Jimmy's On The River, 2334 US Hwy. 70 , Swannanoa, NC (828) 686-1986

We're back! Now that the covid restrictions have eased up a bit, and most are vaccinated here, the High Rollers will be back at our favorite hometown venue, Jimmy's on the River. They have recently added a new menu, with delicious Italian-style entrees etc., and of course the pizza is still excellent and the beer is still cold! We'll be playing from 7-10 PM Saturdays, with the exception of the weekend of June 26. Family friendly, not so much dogs, no cover (donations gratefully accepted). Hope to see you there!

Jul18

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Straightaway Cafe , 1722 NC Hwy 9 (South off I-40 Exit 64) , Black Mountain, NC (828-669-8856)

An afternoon/evening performance at one of our favorite venues! Early show at one of the region's most unique and beautiful listening locations, up on Route 9 between Black Mountain and Bat Cave, a rustic roadhouse way out in the unspoiled upcountry of east Buncombe county. Family and dog friendly. C'mon up and enjoy the altitude!

Jul17

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Jimmy's On The River, 2334 US Hwy. 70 , Swannanoa, NC (828) 686-1986

We're back! Now that the covid restrictions have eased up a bit, and most are vaccinated here, the High Rollers will be back at our favorite hometown venue, Jimmy's on the River. They have recently added a new menu, with delicious Italian-style entrees etc., and of course the pizza is still excellent and the beer is still cold! We'll be playing from 7-10 PM Saturdays, with the exception of the weekend of June 26. Family friendly, not so much dogs, no cover (donations gratefully accepted). Hope to see you there!

Jul10

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Jimmy's On The River, 2334 US Hwy. 70 , Swannanoa, NC (828) 686-1986

We're back! Now that the covid restrictions have eased up a bit, and most are vaccinated here, the High Rollers will be back at our favorite hometown venue, Jimmy's on the River. They have recently added a new menu, with delicious Italian-style entrees etc., and of course the pizza is still excellent and the beer is still cold! We'll be playing from 7-10 PM Saturdays, with the exception of the weekend of June 26. Family friendly, not so much dogs, no cover (donations gratefully accepted). Hope to see you there!

Jul4

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Straightaway Cafe , 1722 NC Hwy 9 (South off I-40 Exit 64) , Black Mountain, NC (828-669-8856)

Heeeey baby, it's the Fourth of July! A special Independence Day celebration at one of our favorite venues! Early show at one of the region's most unique and beautiful listening locations, up on Route 9 between Black Mountain and Bat Cave, a rustic roadhouse way out in the unspoiled upcountry of east Buncombe county. C'mon up and enjoy the altitude!

Jul3

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Jimmy's On The River, 2334 US Hwy. 70 , Swannanoa, NC (828) 686-1986

We're back! Now that the covid restrictions have eased up a bit, and most are vaccinated here, the High Rollers will be back at our favorite hometown venue, Jimmy's on the River. They have recently added a new menu, with delicious Italian-style entrees etc., and of course the pizza is still excellent and the beer is still cold! We'll be playing from 7-10 PM Saturdays, with the exception of the weekend of June 26. Family friendly, not so much dogs, no cover (donations gratefully accepted). Hope to see you there!

Jun26

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Jimmy's On The River, 2334 US Hwy. 70 , Swannanoa, NC (828) 686-1986

We're back! Now that the covid restrictions have eased up a bit, and most are vaccinated here, the High Rollers will be back at our favorite hometown venue, Jimmy's on the River. They have recently added a new menu, with delicious Italian-style entrees etc., and of course the pizza is still excellent and the beer is still cold! We'll be playing from 7-10 PM Saturdays, with the exception of the weekend of June 26. Family friendly, not so much dogs, no cover (donations gratefully accepted). Hope to see you there!

Jun25

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Toe Down Festival, Double Island Road , Green Mountain, NC

Three-day campout festival at a truly spectacular location, the Wild Human Preserve, on the mighty Toe River in Yancey County. A full schedule of music and all sorts of fun activities, good food available thanks to Jason Roy of Biscuit Head, fabulous sound thanks to Clif Burleson, and wonderful hospitality thanks to hosts Steve and Megan Schwarz. Advance tickets (full weekend passes) only, available on the website: <www.thetoedown.com>. Y'all won't want to miss this!

Jun19

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Jimmy's On The River, 2334 US Hwy. 70 , Swannanoa, NC (828) 686-1986

We're back! Now that the covid restrictions have eased up a bit, and most are vaccinated here, the High Rollers will be back at our favorite hometown venue, Jimmy's on the River. They have recently added a new menu, with delicious Italian-style entrees etc., and of course the pizza is still excellent and the beer is still cold! We'll be playing from 7-10 PM Saturdays, with the exception of the weekend of June 26. Family friendly, not so much dogs, no cover (donations gratefully accepted). Hope to see you there!

Jun12

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Jimmy's On The River, 2334 US Hwy. 70 , Swannanoa, NC (828) 686-1986

We're back! Now that the covid restrictions have eased up a bit, and most are vaccinated here, the High Rollers will be back at our favorite hometown venue, Jimmy's on the River. They have recently added a new menu, with delicious Italian-style entrees etc., and of course the pizza is still excellent and the beer is still cold! We'll be playing from 7-10 PM Saturdays, with the exception of the weekend of June 26. Family friendly, not so much dogs, no cover (donations gratefully accepted). Hope to see you there!

May15

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Jimmy's On The River, 2334 US Hwy. 70 , Swannanoa, NC (828) 686-1986

We're back! Now that the covid restrictions have eased up a bit, and most are vaccinated here, the High Rollers will be back at our favorite hometown venue, Jimmy's on the River. They have recently added a new menu, with delicious Italian-style entrees etc., and of course the pizza is still excellent and the beer is still cold! We'll be playing from 7-10 PM Saturdays, with the exception of Memorial Day weekend. Family friendly, not so much dogs, no cover (donations gratefully accepted). Hope to see you there!

May9

Lucky James and the High Rollers

Straightaway Cafe , 1722 NC Hwy 9 (South off I-40 Exit 64) , Black Mountain, NC (828-669-8856)

A special Mothers' Day celebration at one of our favorite venues! Early show at one of the region's most unique and beautiful listening locations, up on Route 9 between Black Mountain and Bat Cave, a rustic roadhouse way out in the unspoiled upcountry of east Buncombe county. C'mon up and enjoy the altitude!

Mar21

Sorry folks, all gigs are suspended until this passes over, or we do! Love y'all, be safe, and hopefully see you soon!

Feb23

Lucky James (a.k.a. J.P. Delanoye)

Straightaway Cafe , 1722 NC Hwy 9 (South off I-40 Exit 64) , Black Mountain, NC (828-669-8856)

An acoustic afternoon at perhaps my favorite venue, a rustic roadhouse way out in the unspoiled upcountry of east Buncombe county... wonderful people, unexpectedly fabulous food, and an unparalleled atmosphere. Early show at one of the region's most unique and beautiful listening locations, up on Route 9 between Black Mountain and Bat Cave! Great brunch, cold beer (of course) and good music. C'mon up and enjoy the altitude!

Feb22

Lucky James (a.k.a. J.P. Delanoye)

Jimmy's On The River, 2334 US Hwy. 70 , Swannanoa, NC (828) 686-1986

An evening of acoustic music at our hometown's newest venue! Jimmy's recently celebrated their one-year anniversary...Congratulations and best wishes! We're grateful to be a small part of an excellent community-oriented business. Tonight we're going to try an earlier show, starting around 6 PM. Wonderful pizza and Italian specialties, cold beer, and a comfortable atmosphere. Kids welcome; no cover. Hope to see you there!

Feb15

Lucky James (a.k.a. J.P. Delanoye)

Jimmy's On The River, 2334 US Hwy. 70 , Swannanoa, NC (828) 686-1986

An evening of acoustic music at our hometown's newest venue! Jimmy's recently celebrated their one-year anniversary...Congratulations and best wishes! We're grateful to be a small part of an excellent community-oriented business. Tonight we're going to try an earlier show, starting around 6 PM. Wonderful pizza and Italian specialties, cold beer, and a comfortable atmosphere. Kids welcome; no cover. Hope to see you there!

Feb9

Lucky James (a.k.a. J.P. Delanoye)

Straightaway Cafe , 1722 NC Hwy 9 (South off I-40 Exit 64) , Black Mountain, NC (828-669-8856)

An acoustic afternoon at perhaps my favorite venue, a rustic roadhouse way out in the unspoiled upcountry of east Buncombe county... wonderful people, unexpectedly fabulous food, and an unparalleled atmosphere. Early show at one of the region's most unique and beautiful listening locations, up on Route 9 between Black Mountain and Bat Cave! Great brunch, cold beer (of course) and good music. C'mon up and enjoy the altitude!