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.