Performing Artist Page


Music: Solos, Duos, and Trios

JoAnna Lewis-Oldfield or James Moore
https://joannajamesmusic.com of Performers:2-6Fee Range:negotiable Available for Block Booking


East Kentucky SideRedbird RambleWhere the Grass is Blue
With melodies that have been described as a blend of swing-grass and folkloric soul, accompanied with hints of a contemporary mountain feel, few are more adept in their journey through the Appalachia and Kentucky music landscape than JOANNA~JAMES. Peculiar, noteworthy pickin’, Appalachian flavored vocals, and new-fashioned, heartfelt lyrics create an adept arrangement of songs that are quickly gaining this duo traction in the Kentucky music scene.

The collaboration of JoAnna Lewis-Oldfield and James Moore, who grew up in the same state, yet between two worlds; has resulted in a well-versed sound. With deep ties to Bluegrass & Mountain Music, JoAnna grew up in East Kentucky listening to Bill Monroe, Patty Loveless, and Dolly Parton. While James, a Central Kentuckian, has spent the last 30 years studying the various styles of greats such as Tony Rice, Mark Knopfler and Jimmy Vaughn. Rooted by their cultural influences, this duo is forging a musical path all their own.

The debut album from these two Kentucky natives is a cultivated treatise of pride and heritage. The compilation fosters education in Kentucky history and culture, as well as a sense of honor in Kentuckians young and old alike. Few artists could pull off such a polished, cohesive album, which was written in less than 4 months. However, the conceptual passion they share for their home emerged into a collection of Kentucky accolades in no time. Bluegrass & Roses weaves between hard-hitting songs that touch on cultural dignity (East Kentucky Side), little known Kentucky History (Louisville Belle, Let’s Taste the Burgoo, West Kentucky Water Lands), refurbished Kentucky staples (My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight), and more personal narratives speaking about life and love from a Kentucky perspective (Blue As Kentucky, Where the Grass is Blue). Within each song, there is a story that is artfully crafted,  making Bluegrass & Roses nothing short of a notable tribute album.

Minimum Technical Requirements

​Minimum stage size: 8 feet x 6 feet
Lighting: Adequate lighting appropriate to venue
Sound: Two vocal mics, three 1/4 inch inputs or one additional mic for instruments (more inputs/mics may be needed when additional musicians are included). Artist can provide audio, and will need access to one electrical outlet.