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New single “Common Roots” available on CD Baby, iTunes and Spotify.

Acoustic Rock and Country from Springsteen to Stapleton and from Dave Matthews to Johnny Cash. Plus, a few Irish pub favorites from Flogging Molly and the Clancy Brothers.

A new member of the Myrtle Beach music scene, James Hood is a solo acoustic musician. Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, Hood has honed his craft in bars and music clubs much like Bruce Springsteen – a fellow New Jersey native and one of Hood’s heroes.
James Hood moved to Lake George, New York in 1993. He played in several bands since then (over 25 years) and has been invited to share the stage with some of the region’s top musicians. He has been a respected solo artist for over 15 years. Now James has brought that experience to his new home – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Hood’s musical style could best be described as acoustic-friendly Rock and Country leaning heavily on great singer-songwriters like Neil Young, James Taylor, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, as well as newer artists such as Dave Matthews, Amos Lee, Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton. Hood’s soulful voice is often compared to Cat Stevens.
Hood also occasionally honors his Irish roots by playing Irish pub favorites from the Pogues to Christy Moore.
In addition to playing regular music venues, James Hood is available to play weddings, private parties, corporate events and fundraisers.

Check out videos of James below and on his Videos page.

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