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From the FUV Vault: James McCartney

by Darren DeVivo


We first heard from James McCartney, the only son and youngest child of Paul and Linda McCartney, back in 1997 when he contributed guitar to his father’s song, “Heaven On A Sunday”, from Paul’s album Flaming Pie. James had an even larger role on his dad’s 2001 album Driving Rain, pitching in on two songs, “Spinning On An Axis” and “Back In The Sunshine Again”. James also played on some of the material that made its way on to his mother’s posthumously released collection, Wide Prairie from 1998.

It wouldn’t be until 2008 that James quietly started working on his own music and by 2009 he was performing some of his material live.  After releasing two digital EPs, Available Light in 2010 and Close At Hand in 2011 (both of which were collected together with bonus material on The Complete EP Collection), James is ready to release his first proper full length album, Me which is scheduled for release later this month.

Tonight at 9, we'll  hear my conversation with James that took place back in 2010, when he visited WFUV with his debut EP, Available Light but you can also listen to it anytime from the WFUV Vault.

You can also catch him at Rockwood Music Hall this Saturday.