The music of Kalu James emits an energy that surges with folk, blues-rock and subtle hints of traditional African rhythms. Kalu’s bold, expressive vocals soar easily over the sometimes thick, sometimes subtle music that he and his exceptional backing band create. This is personal music that reaches for the soul. Kalu compares his creative process to a daily journal: “It’s a way for me to express and chronicle my days. Some people have diaries. I have music.” James hails from Nigeria but currently calls Austin his home, frequently gigging around the city.
Kalu James passed through KUTX this past Friday for an exclusive Studio 1A session that you can check out right here!