Originally from Houston TX, Teresa James now lives in Los Angeles where she works with her band, the Rhythm Tramps. They have been working together for several years in the LA area and at blues festivals around the country. For the last couple of years they have been a featured act on Delbert McClinton=s Sandy Beach Blues Cruise.
She has performed live with such legendary artists as Levon Helm, Pat Benatar, Bonnie Raitt, Lee Roy Parnell, Delbert McClinton, Kirk Whalum, Paul DeLay, Jeffrey Osborne, Asleep At The Wheel among others.
Her voice is featured on albums by Kirk Whalum, Stephen Bruton, Glen Clark, Randy Newman and blues artists Corey Stevens and Walter Trout.
She has sung for television and movie sound tracks; most recently she and her band can be heard in the movie >Holes@.
Teresa=s band (the Rhythm Tramps) is an eclectic mix of Los Angeles based musicians who have worked with a wide range of artists including; Jimmy Reed, Eric Burdon, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Kim Carnes, Jennifer Warnes ,JJ Cale, Johnny Nash and many others. Together they have created a sound that is funky and greasy, where New Orleans meets Texas Blues and everyone has a good time.
Teresa James released her new CD (Oh Yeah) on Black and Tan Records in May 2004 and her European live debut took place in June 2004. She was back for longer European tours in March 2005 and March 2006. During these tours she performed in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Austria, Germany and the UK (Burnley Bluesfestival).
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