Listen & Buy




Lessons Lyrics and Links


Art Gallery




     The habit of performing entire songs onstage with his eyes closed may have earned him the nickname Sleepy, but onstage Eddie James anything but. Unforgettable live performances have earned him a well-deserved reputation as a must see up and coming guitarist. who creates a unique powerful sound that blends musical styles from Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Paladin's via Little Charlie and the Nightcats.


      For 20+ years Sleepy Eddie James has played guitar all over the world. It began in the bars and clubs up and down the west coast of California. Sleepy Eddie has played over 1000 gigs and open air shows in the US and Europe and recorded 4 CD's along the way. Sleepy Eddie James has shared the bill or stage with renown artists like Robert Cray (USA), Kenny Neal (USA), Joe Louis Walker (USA), Charlie Musselwhite (USA), Philip Fankhauser (CH), Travis Haddix (USA). He has also performed with several rising stars like Vivian Vance Kelly (USA), Sir Oliver Malley (A), and Walt and the Blue Step (CH).

 Recording history:

Sleepy Eddie James' first CD "Frisky from the Whisky" was released in 2001 to critical acclaim and airplay all over the world. In 2004, a live CD was recorded entitled “Live at the Oxx”, which showcases the raw acoustic/electric side to Sleepy Eddie's performances. Finally, in 2005, another live CD with a mix of classic blues and original songs called “Session Sounds” was recorded involving the former members Sugar Cane Train (CH). Finally, an mostly original CD called "Living like a King" was recorded in 2007 which features a blend of blues-rock and funk.

Biography in German   Promotional Poster  Promotional Material