James Maddock

  • Stoltz Listening Room
  • Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:00pm

A rock & roll lifer, James Maddock has been carving his unique path since the 1980s, when the New York City-based, British-born singer/songwriter kicked off his career with a raw, soulful voice; a storyteller’s sense of narrative; and the ability to blur the lines between folk, classic pop, and rock.

Since his early days in London, he’s ridden the wave of a music industry that’s ebbed, flowed, peaked, and crashed. Maddock has stayed afloat throughout the entire ride, enjoying a brush with commercial success during the late 1990s—including a major-label record deal, a Top 5 AAA radio hit, and a song placements on major TV Series—before transforming himself into an independent solo artist during the decades that followed.

Maddock has performed regularly with Willie Nile, Aaron Comes (Spin Doctors), David Immergluck (Counting Crows), Brian Mitchell (Levon Helm Band) and SNL drummer Shawn Pelton and has shared the stage with many well-known artists such as Bruce Springsteen, The Waterboys, Pete Seeger, Levon Helm, and many others. According to radio legend Vin Scelsa, Maddock's “heartbreakingly beautiful and exquisitely crafted” music “touches the soul.”