Originally from Seattle Washington is a singer/songwriter with a distinctively original voice. James is a gifted musician with a unique ability to express life and it’s emotions through music. “I believe a song that tells a story stays with you, it resonates as you imprint your own life experiences,” he says. James explains that the right song will give you vision and hope. “I build songs around experiences and people who have shaped my life. I’ve learned to never give up, despite what sometimes appears to be a hopeless situation.” A seasoned performer, James has created intimate musical experiences for audiences ranging from evening artisans to noontime high school music classes. “It comes from inside, something happens inside you and it’s rarely convenient. Some days you have to sing, you simply have to do it, and it won’t leave you alone until you do. So you sing. (Debbie Berrett/The word sculpter)
With the release in June of 2020, of the new CD project Acoustic Cafe: The First Set, Deseret News Columnist Jerry Earl Johnston recently said “Wright takes some old chestnuts and gives them a delicious roasting here. This CD is not one you play in the background as you eat. This one is the main course.” — Jerry Earl Johnston, columnist, Deseret News.