Born in Vancouver BC, Canadian lead guitarist / composer / vocalist James Shepherd is an incredibly talented, energetic guitar player who is a stand out performer with unmatchable stage presence. Son of accomplished professional Canadian blues drummer John Shepherd, James grew up listening to all the blues greats, which clearly were a big part of who he is as an artist today.

James has since co-founded the fast rising Vancouver based original rock band Intoxicated By Nature with singer Stephen Selski, in which he co-wrote the Red Album, which is full of memorable hooks and radio worthy hits.

“To watch James play is a special treat, he clearly loves playing. Actually love may not be the right word. Virtuoso is what comes to mind, combine that with his energy and passion and he is someone you just need to stop what you are doing and enjoy what he’s doing.” –