Graeme James

Graeme James

Graeme James is an internationally acclaimed artist rooted in folk’s rich storytelling and musical traditions. Though he’s now based in Netherlands, Graeme spent the last number of years building a large and loyal fan base throughout his native New Zealand and beyond with his carefully crafted multi-instrumental soundscapes. His captivating and dynamic live shows are performed as a one-man band with the aid of a loop pedal to layer violin, guitar, bass, baritone ukulele, banjo, mandolin, accordion, harmonica and percussion. His last full-length and Nettwerk debut, 2019’s The Long Way Home, is a warmly insightful, lushly layered modern folk album that explores time and space through a vibrant variety of perspectives.

Now, with over 40 million combined streams on Spotify alone, Graeme is releasing a series of seasonal EPs, which started with the fall-themed Old Storms in New Places—comprised of six tracks that explore the emotional landscape of the fall season—released during the autumnal equinox. Next came The Weight Of Many Winters, which, as the title suggests, is inspired by the emotional and physical landscape of the winter season. This EP featured “The Voyage Of James Caird,” which Rolling Stone named a “Song You Need To Know,” saying Graeme “revives the lost art of the shipwreck song.”

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