Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Deal James picked up the guitar at age 11 and was hooked after the first taste. He began with a nylon string classic style guitar, playing mostly short Spanish riffs he picked up from elder family members. Until he met his first instructor, Drew Weber. A blind, blues enthusiast from the same suburb Deal James spent most of his upbringing. Weber was a very religious young man and an outstanding teacher. Although they ripped a lot of blues, both had a secret taste for alternative rock that littered the radio stations of the Midwest. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus And Rage Against the Machine were bullet points on the agenda for Deal James at the time and are the foundation of his inspiration.
Deal James is constantly on the move, finding the next place to play, live, and conquer the music scene around him, he wants the world to hear him and to hear the world in return. Take a journey with him and check out his music, follow him on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram.