James Talley

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Tags: americana country folk singer-songwriter contemporary folk progressive country alt-country folk rock texas catamount lesser known yet streamable artists under 2000 listeners sxsw 2006 all sxsw2006 Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s


9 November 1943, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. The US folk/country singer James Talley was raised in New Mexico and his 1993 album, The Road To Torreon, is a project about poverty in the area. It is typical of Talley’s work, which makes a serious examination of his immediate environment. His debut album, 1975’s Got No Bread... , was self-produced and self-financed, and had a spoken intimacy about it as well as a feel for country sounds. His second was more upbeat and included his well-known ‘Are They Going To Make Us Outlaws Again’. His best-known album, Blackjack Choir, includes a guest appearance from B.B. King, who recorded ‘Bluesman’, and ‘When The Fiddler Packs His Case’. After being dropped by Capitol Records, Talley gave up working as a full-time musician to earn a living as a realtor in Nashville. The German label, Bear Family Records, has reissued his albums through his own Cimarron label, and provided an outlet for sporadic...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of James Talley

Email alerts for products
by James Talley