the man

So where have they been hiding James Lee Stanley? We could say that James Lee Stanley is probably the last great undiscovered singer-songwriter in America. But true as that may be let’s say something else, let’s say that a diamond has been smuggled into the wasteland…and here is where the wasteland ends” – Tom Robbins, Author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
“It is simple, really. With James Lee you get great songs, great guitar playing, great voice and a gifted comedian as well. You are in for a very entertaining evening.” Village Voice

Biography
It is only a long lived singer-songwriter career that lets JAMES LEE STANLEY unite the unpredictable creative turns and the eclectic elements that make up his world. His remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create songs, each recorded with a finely crafted with guitar orchestrations that enhance the lyric. But a whole new dimension is added when James Lee performs live. These incredible songs, coupled with his outragously hilarious repartee, make for an evening of hilarity and tenderness and one of the most entertaining concerts on the circuit. He has been hailed as one of the few all time greats and undisputed geniuses among singer-songwriters. Fi Magazine listed his FREELANCE HUMAN BEING as one of the finest recordings of 1998 and one of the Top 200 Recordings of all time – FI Magazine March 1999.

JAMES LEE STANLEY, the true renaissance man, was born in Philadelphia, PA, and has been recording and performing since he was fourteen. He has toured consistently since he returned from the USAF (as a Chinese linguist) and has performed up to three hundred dates a year since then, with such diverse acts as BONNIE RAITT, ROBIN WILLIAMS, NICOLETTE LARSON and even BILL COSBY. STEVEN WRIGHT chose James Lee as his opening act for three years in a row; a testament to his professionalism and talent.

 

RECORDINGS:
JAMES LEE STANLEY JAMES LEE STANLEY, TOO
3’S THE CHARM
(RCA)
MIDNIGHT RADIO
(MCA)
RACING THE MOON
(TAKOMA)
ECLIPSE
(JOLLYE ROGER)
LIVE
(MUSIC CONNECTION – TOP 5 Record of the Year)
(BEACHWOOD)
SIMPATICO
(BEACHWOOD)
RIPE FOR DISTRACTION
(BEACHWOOD)
EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES
(BEACHWOOD)
THE ENVOY
(MAC Report – top100 AC airplay)
(BEACHWOOD)
DOMINO HARVEST
(BEACHWOOD)
TWO MAN BAND
(w/Peter Tork BEACHWOOD)
ONCE AGAIN
(w/Peter Tork BEACHWOOD)
TWO MAN BAND TWO
(w/Michael Smith BEACHWOOD)
FREELANCE HUMAN BEING
(One of the Top 200 CD’s of All Time) (BEACHWOOD)
TRACES OF THE OLD ROAD
(June 2002 BEACHWOOD)

 A BEACHWOOD CHRISTMAS

w/Tom Paxton, Peter Tork and Pamala Stanley
 (December 2003)

ALL WOOD AND STONES
w/John Batdorf (September 2004)
LIVE W/PETER TORK
(September 2006)
THE ETERNAL CONTRADICTION
(June 2007)LIVE IN TEHACHAPI VOL I & II(June 2009)BACKSTAGE AT THE RESURRECTION (July 2010)

THE APOCALOPTIMIST  (October 2014)

ALL WOOD AND DOORS w/Cliff Eberhardt (January 2010)

ALL WOOD AND STONES II w/John Batdorf (December 2012)

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART – The Musical (August 2015)

ALIVE AT LAST – In Philadelphia (July 2016)

Scored:
Emmy Award Winning CATHY Specials (from the comic strip) for prime time CBS TV
Cable Ace Award Winning TOM PARKS – HBO Special

Straight from the Heart , a musical in development, scheduled for release – Summer 2009

Hamilton Camp / Sweet Joy  is availabe and by all accounts a brilliant and beautiful legacy from a remarkable artist

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