|WNUR Tribute||Life of James Slideshow|
|Imagine you're browsing through an antique store. There's some junk there and some flashy, expensive stuff. Then you run across a simple but beautifully designed and finished piece, made entirely by hand. That's what McCandless' songs are like. When asked about his influences, he is likely to mention the Dutch Painter Peter Brueghel."
- Andrew Calhoun, Waterbug Records
"Great Poetry... Don't be surprised if other poets start swiping his prized lines..."
"Powerful, deeply moving, poignant, funny, marvelous..." - Studs Terkel, WFMT
"The city's most chilling songwriter..."
"Rattles the bones"
finest songs craftsmen, as well as an
outstanding guitarist and vocalist. He
wrote about real life experiences of
friends, family and country - - powerful,
and spirited. James' fine clear voice is
deeply moving, poignant, funny
backed by his superb guitar playing.