James Maddock • Naked Soul
The Rubin Museum of Art • NYC
Singer/songwriter James Maddock has rightfully earned the respect of such influential songsmiths as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile. He has built his legacy by honoring purity of expression, tapping into a talent for conveying his songs and sentiments in a style that is at once elegant and direct.
Since 1999, Maddock’s boldly vulnerable songwriting, along with his honeyed rasp and a distinctive folk and Americana aesthetic, has garnered acclaim from icons, peers, and such taste-making outlets as NPR, American Songwriter, Relix Magazine, and CMT Edge. His consistency as a recording artist and his captivating live performances have attracted a devoted and engaged fan base.
Prior to his solo career, James Maddock acted as front man for the Columbia Records band Wood, whose songs were prominently featured in the acclaimed television series Dawson’s Creek. His 2009 solo album, Sunrise on Avenue C, won a New York Music Award for Best Americana Album, while its follow-up, Wake Up and Dream, ranked among the top albums of 2011 in WFUV’s annual Best of the Year Listener Poll. His 2015 album, The Green, represents an eclectic and soulful expansion of Maddock’s catalogue of tasteful music.