James Anthony (born James Anthony Pecchia, 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian Guitarist,Singer,Song Writer and Producer. He started playing the guitar at age nine.
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Inducted into Blues Hall Of Fame USA on September 22 /2013 in Detroit.
James grew up on Renforth Drive in Etobicoke and went to school at Sir Adam Beck ,Eatonville,Bloordale,Silverthorne and Burnhamthorpe Collegiate.Went on the road at 17 with The Cougars TCB one the first Reggae bands in Canada lead by Jay Douglas. In 1974 Joined Edward Bear and various Toronto bands .In 1978 had one Album on RCA with Mondo Combo.The 80s James played country sessions , TV and radio shows. See bio on www.jamesanthony.ca As part of the Lulu's House Band in the 1990s in Kitchener, Ontario, James performed with over 150 touring artists, including Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, Denny Doherty of the Mamas and Papas, Gary U.S. Bonds, and The Platters.
James Anthony now resides in Burlington, Ontario.owns and operates Sound Investments Recording Studio--> He is still active in the blues, jazz and roots music community as a session musician, producer, and arranger. Anthony writes for and produces other artists, jingles and film scores and performs at blues festivals.
James also still performs each Thursday 8-12 and Saturday 2-6 at the Black Swan in Burlington Ontario Canada.