His all Stars include Sugar Ray Norcia from Sugar Ray and the Blue Tones, Dean Casale from John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, Mike Warner form Roomful of Blues, Ricky “The King” Russell from the Ricky King Russell Band.
Best Saxophonist, Doug James specializes in rendering the deepest bottom-end sound in any horn section.
While it’s especially valuable in a blues band it would function just as well in any American roots music context. Doug, of course plays one of the heaviest, most cumbersome instruments of
them all — the baritone sax. And, dammit, he plays it better (and with more versatility) than anyone else around these days, and he has the recording credits to prove it. He’s a distinguished
alumni of Roomful of Blues, and he’s played on more than a dozen of their albums. Played with Duke Robillard’s band, and has half a dozen albums under his belt with that outfit.
He played on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s live recording from New York’s Carnegie Hall. You can hear him on more than 50 other sessions, with credits on studio sessions for Pat Benatar, Big Joe Turner, Earl King, Eddy Clearwater, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, J.B. Hutto and dozens more. He also toured Canada as a member of Colin James’ Little Big Band.