Though structurally similar to pop music, the songs of James and Younger are heavily informed by soul and funk, as evidenced especially by versatile vocalist Rochelle Luoma’s delivery. Bassist Ethan Thompson says, “We have a very vast group of individual influences to grab from. As we move forward, these influences will work their way into the music in both subtle and obvious ways.” Filling out the band’s eclectic sound are Nate Mattson on guitar, Jeramie Olson on drums and George Ellsworth on keyboards. James and Younger released its first album Sleep in the Sea last summer, and plans to begin the writing process for a new album this spring.

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