Meet James Lanman
James Lanman is a neo-soul singer originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. After years of performing with various musical projects from London to Los Angeles Lanman found his sound. “I wanted to take all the elements of Jazz, RnB and Motown that I loved listening to growing up and create a new sound. Something with a nod to the past but within a modern context.”
In 2017 Lanman sold everything he owned but his instruments, moved into a van he built for life on the road and embarked on a 120 show solo tour across the United States and Canada called, “The 100 Days Tour”.
The music of my formative years was pretty eclectic. Frank Sinatra, Lauryn Hill and The Good Morning Vietnam Soundtrack on repeat.
Releasing a live acoustic album from the first show of the tour, Live at The Blue Boar Inn, with originals and covers by artists ranging from The Ronettes to Roy Orbison, Lanman set the tone for the year. He would take his one man act to living rooms, festivals and well established music venues across North America, even getting the chance to perform and tell his story to an audience of over 2,000 people at TedX Fargo. After two years on the road, Lanman has plans to record a full length album in the fall of 2018.