Fresh off holiday single, songwriter Kristopher James plays pre-Christmas set at Tampa Edition

Holiday soul, for free, in a swanky hotel.

click to enlarge Kristopher James - Photo via kristopherjames/Bandcamp
Photo via kristopherjames/Bandcamp
Kristopher James
At this point, you’re no fan of the Tampa Bay Americana scene if you’ve never experienced the rich vocal of Kristopher James, who plays the Arts Club at the Tampa Edition hotel (stylized "EDITION") on Thursday, Dec. 22.

James' cover of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” treads into Doobie-levels of soul, and this is a chance to see the songwriter sing it, along with other of his songs, and covers, inside one of the best new (and extremely intimate) venues in downtown Tampa.

Take your eyes off James for a few songs, too, and revel in the sumptuous backing laid down by drummer Tucker Sody, bassist Vinny Svoboda, keyboardist Levi Foe and the rest of the band.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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