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Check out James Mullis and Adrian Marmolejo’s Artwork

Today we’d like to introduce you to James Mullis and Adrian Marmolejo.

James and Adrian, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I don’t think my story is any more unique than anyone else’s. I played video games as a child, and a lot of the music was inspired by 1940’s ragtime blues and dixieland jazz music. I also had a family that listened to a decent variety of music. I started playing guitar when my school buddy started. The only difference is that I never stopped.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Adrian and I, play in a band called Early James and the Latest. People like calling it “Americana”. One person once called it “Americano”, but he was bald and I didn’t trust him. I write and play music because it’s all I’ve ever been good at. It still feels like it did when I first started. Sometimes better. I do it because it helps me understand myself better and how I treat others. I hope that I touch on a subject that resonates with someone, and makes them say, “Oh, it’s ok to be crazy.”

How can artists connect with other artists?
Every artist I ever connected with was because of their song lyrics. It made me feel comfortable in approaching them. So, I say honesty in your lyrics, admitting to personal faults, asking controversial questions. That will make people who feel similar to you, or as uncomfortable in their own skin as you feel a kindred bond. If you connect to someone locally doing the same thing as you, support them and go to their shows — ask them about their process or their influences, or if they want to co-write — you’ll learn from each other even if it’s scary. Also, Uber is always hiring. That kind of fills a void.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can check out our website, to keep up with tour dates, pictures, samples, and the like. You can keep up with our shenanigans on Instagram @earlyjamesandthelatest. If you’re over 50, check us out on Facebook. We’re still waiting for someone to create a Wikipedia page. We’re far too proud to do it ourselves. Also, you can stream our self-titled EP, “Early James and the Latest” on all streaming services.

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Image Credit:
“EarlyJamesPic_color.jpg” =Tonya Wise
“43331277_2176412852389….jpg” = Home Team Photography
“Live in Mont,jpg” Browan Lollar
“earlyjamesandthelatest-8503.jpg” = 8By10ByScott Photography
“1-1.jpg” = Steven Anderson
“DSCF1881.jpeg” = J.Anderson

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