Courtlyn James

You can't go through life and leave things the way they are. We can all make a difference. My way, is through my music... -cj

“Courtlyn James Band is based out of Leander TX. Courtlyn James has been performing since he was 8 years old in all types of bands. With his Texas accent and strong Stevie Ray Vaughn type guitar play he has chosen the path of country and blues music. With Willie and Waylon 'Outlaw' type music and low end metal riffs, he has really gained a following from all ages of fans.”



Austin Ale House Austin, TX

Austin Bergstrom International Airport – Asleep at the Wheel Stage

B.B. Rover’s Austin, TX

Boathouse Grill Austin, TX

Cherrywood Austin, TX

CityCentre Houston Houston, TX

Cuppa Austin Austin, TX

Down Town Bar & Grill Victoria, TX

Executive Surf Club Corpus Christi, TX

Georgetown Music on the Square

Georgetown Sertoma Independence Day Festival

Harmony Sweet New Braunfels, TX

Houston Grand Prix Houston, TX

Inferno’s Pizzeria San Marcos, TX

Irie Bean Austin, TX

Maria’s Taco Xpress Austin, TX

Morelia’s Mexican Grill Round Rock, TX

Mozart’s Brewhouse Austin, TX

Red Eyed Fly Austin, TX

Revolution Live Ft. Lauderdale, TX

Rockin’ R New Braunfels, TX

Root’s Bistro Georgetown, TX

San Antonio Speedway San Antonio, TX

St. Margaret’s Catholic Church Leander, TX

Sunset Place Mall Miami, TX

Swann Dive Austin, TX

Sweetwater Austin, TX

Texas House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX

Victoria’s Harley Davidson Victoria, TX

Wake the Dead Coffee House San Marcos, TX

Warehouse Live Houston, TX

Zed’s Pflugerville, TX


Showcase Events:

Driven Music Florida -

Private Showcase Performance

Public Showcase Performance


Springboard Music Houston-

Up & Coming Artist Performance


Awards & Recognitions:

2nd Place Finish in “My Fox Rocks, Austin”

2nd Place: Best Latin Band – Austin Music Award

3rd Place: Best U18 Band – Austin Music Award


Body of Work:

Currently recording with 512 Studio and Divine Rebel Studio… working on a Full Length Original CD.

Music Samples:

https://soundcloud.com/courtlyn_james

Video Samples:

https://www.youtube.com/user/courtlynjames

 Courtlyn's Story:    Born in Houston Texas, Courtlyn James was raised north of Houston in the small town of Dobbin. He spent many days running up and down the dirt road visiting his mamaw and pawpaw who lived on the adjacent property. At that early age he got to experience what many young Texas country boys experience, country music, country animals, hunting and fishing and family. He got his first guitar at age 7. Soon after his parents James and Misty Bills decided to move him and his sister Chelsea to Austin, the music capitol of Texas. CJ, which he goes by from his close friends, would soon get to play some of the big venues in Austin as such as Stubbs and Red 7 with The School of Rock and a few local bands. He has gotten to work with some of the best in the business as such as vocal coach Jason McMasters from the 80s band Dangerous Toys, guitar coach Rick Carney from Jesus Christ Superfly, keyboard and piano coach George Mack from The Illusionist and vocal instructor Doctor Barry Williams. He has also worked with performers as such as Debbie Gibson, guitarist Bryan Austin, improv great Wayne Brady and Lorenzo Lamas. He was bassist and back up vocalist for the local My Band Rocks Fox 2012 runnerup Vintage Daisies and played Armadillo Fest with the Johnny Cash cover band A Lil Cash. In 2014 he has played lead guitar for Drown The Coward and was the lead singer for the highly talented Victoria rock band 24-7, produced by the award winning musician and singer AJ Vallejo. Currently recording with Omar Vallejo at 512 Studios in Austin, Texas CJ has now gone back to his roots and is ready to take the country scene head on.