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Chris James is a singer songwriter producer from Portland Maine, now based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
He has released multiple albums and has performed extensively with the bands Chris James & The Showdowns and Small Change Romeos.

Upcoming Shows

Previous events


Chris James and the Showdowns / Rusty Evans Ring Of Fire

19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA

Celebrating our long time friend and Drummer: Matt Berg's Birthday!


Chris James and the Showdowns

Hopmonk Tavern, Novato, CA

A night of Americana Rock and Chris James' 40th Birthday Show

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Starry Plough, Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

with special guests: Jeff Desira Band and the Rocksoup Ramblers Tickets at the door 7:30pm

$8-$12 Sliding Scale Age limit: 21+

Private Parlor Show: The Good For The Soul Guitar Pull

The Lost Church, Capp St, San Francisco

Americana songwriters in the round featuring: Misisipi Mike, JonEmery (of The Band of Enablers), Chris James (of Chris James & the Showdowns), and Adam Diener (of Tell River)

$10 / Ages 12 and Over

Old Princeton Landing

Old Princeton Landing, Half Moon Bay, CA

w/ Seeing Red

Age limit: 21+

© 2016 Milkjug Music & Chris James / Photography by Brent Northey, Kaitlyn Miller, John Patterson and Linh Truong