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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


House Concert

Freeport, Maine

Jam Fest 2015! Message us for details/ location....


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!


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El Rio, Mission St, San Francisco

with: Burn River Burn, The Devil in California, Pebble Theory

10 (includes free BBQ!) Age limit: 21+


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

***CD Release Show***

Hotel Utah, Bryant @ 4th St., San Francisco

Join us to celebrate the release of the Chris James & The Showdowns new album: ‘Somewhere Out in California’ at the Hotel Utah! $10 at the door (includes a copy of the new record!) w/ special guests: Jesse Brewster and Shot On Mars

$10 (Includes a fresh copy of the new CD!) Age limit: 21+

Old Princeton Landing

Old Princeton Landing, Half Moon Bay, CA

w/ Seeing Red

Age limit: 21+



50 Mason Social Club

10 Age limit: 21+

Twang Sunday at Thee Parkside

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Thee Parkside, San Francisco

Free Age limit: All ages

Chris James and the Showdowns

NapaSmith Brewery


Fog Fest - Chris James Solo Acoustic Set

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Winters Tavern, Pacifica

Age limit: 21+

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