James Hood is the Caribbean Cowboy and so much more!

A member of the Myrtle Beach music scene, James Hood is a solo acoustic musician bringing the vibes of the islands to bars and private parties. Songs from Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown and more. A mix of trop rock, reggae, yacht rock and beach party country music.

A musical chameleon, James Hood is adept at playing a wide variety of styles to please any crowd. In addition to being the Caribbean Cowboy, Hood can cover Acoustic Rock (60s-00s) and Country (old, new and outlaw). As a proud Irishman, he can also perform Irish pub favorites (Flogging Molly, Pogues, the Clancy Brothers) for Irish venues and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, James Hood moved to Lake George, New York in 1993. He played in several bands since then (over 27 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 soulful voice is often compared to Cat Stevens.

James Hood is also available to play weddings, private parties, corporate events and fundraisers.

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

Check out live gig videos of James on his Videos page.

Dates and Events


July 11 — LandShark Bar and Grill Barefoot Landing — North Myrtle Beach — 6:00-9:00 —- July 12 — RipTydz — Myrtle Beach — 3:00-6:00 —- July 13 — Smugglers Den — Murrells Inlet — 6:00-8:00 —- July 15 — Buoys on the Boulevard — North Myrtle Beach — 6:00-9:00 —- July 16 — Duplin …


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