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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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Lucky James (aka JP Delanoye)

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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!

Lucky James (aka JP Delanoye)

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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!

Lucky James (aka JP Delanoye)

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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!

Lucky James (aka JP 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!

Lucky James (aka JP 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!

Lucky James (aka JP 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!