A highway collision of Indie Rock/Folk and blues, Michael James is everything going on in music today, but all at once. High energy and hyper-activity collide for an emotionally charged roller coaster ride through Indie music. Mike Angus of Vue Weekly Magazine raves, “James’s cathartic approach to songwriting doesn’t come across as wearing his heart on his sleeve, but rather, on his bandaged arm.” Drawing from his own true struggles and experiences, Michael makes masterpieces out of mayhem.
In its live form, they are a high-energy rock trio, that has been able to stand tall along side such acts as Corb Lund, Hey Ocean and Portugal the Man. With James at the helm handling the song writing, guitars and vocals, flanked by percussionist Kurtis Schultz and bass player Eugene Raam, “Michael James and the Rawdogs” truly are the essence of rock n’ roll, and the purist example of the direction music is headed.