New Album

the long way home

James Downham’s first full-length country record was released on April 21st, 2023 and features 14 tracks, including country radio singles Wine & Whiskey, We’re Okay, Raised On, One Mile at a Time, and much more.

1. One Mile At a Time (3:34)
2. Raised On (3:25)
3. Live, Laugh, Love (3:40)
4. We’re Okay featuring Amanda Kind (3:43)
5. One Hundred Little Kisses (4:01)
6. Your Lovin’ Hands (3:55)
7. Full Speed Ahead (3:12)
8. Six Feet Apart (3:33)
9. Got Mexico’d (3:17)
10. Back Home featuring Pete Wheeler (3:52)
11. Everyone Talks and Everyone Knows (3:41)
12. By Your Side (3:51)
13. Unwind (3:47)
14. Wine & Whiskey (5:28)

Produced by Matt Koebel
Recorded at Catherine North Studios, Hamilton, ON
Engineered by Will Crann
Assistant Engineer: Emma Whale
Additional Engineering by Matt Koebel
Mixed by Matt Koebel
Track 10 Engineered, Mixed, and Produced by Pete Wheeler at SD Tunes, Fergus, ON
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, Nashville, TN

© & ℗ 2023 James Downham. All Rights Reserved.

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Unwind (Official Music Video)

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James Downham Bio

Unwind ” is the latest single from Downham ‘s debut full-length album, “The Long Way Home.”

The track is universally relatable in today’s high-paced work-focussed life. The narrator soulfully voices his desire to step out of the daily grind, and spend time relaxing with his partner.

The recording features an all-star cast of musicians, including 2023 CCMA Drummer of the Year, Rich DaSilva,  and 2023 CCMA Nominees Mark Rynkun (Bass Player of the Year) and Matt Koebel (Keyboard Player of the Year).

Raised in small town rural Ontario, James called Pembroke and Picton home before settling in Southwestern Ontario. He lives in Stratford, with his wife, Ange.

Downham was winner of Season 2 of The Shot , and was recently selected from thousands of applicants as one of only 14 artists to participate in The Shot: Canada vs. USA . Touted as “North America’s most intense virtual songwriting competition.” He spent over a decade performing in a Tim McGraw tribute act before turning his attention back to original music.

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