When James Thomson appeared on Australia’s Roots, Folk, Alt. Country music landscape, his ability as a writer and his relaxed-yet-assured performance style made it immediately clear to listeners and critics alike that he was a special talent, one who had studied the greats and absorbed the essential elements of their craft. James spent his early years playing in blues and rock and roll bands around his home town of Newcastle, NSW, before venturing into writing his own songs in his early 20’s. A demo recording of these songs found their way into the hands of Stuart Coupe (ex-Paul Kelly + Hoodoo Gurus manager), who quickly signed James to his Laughing Outlaw record label and released two albums; James Thomson (2013) and Cold Moon (2015). National air play and glowing comparisons to seminal artists like JJ Cale, Gene Clark and Bobby Charles followed the release of these albums and Thomson was soon travelling Nationally and Internationally to perform.