Hey, it's St. Pete songwriter Kristopher James on Daytrotter.com

Check that off the bucket list.

St. Pete songwriter just popped up on Daytrotter's Instagram feed, and we couldn't be more pleased to see him join other Tampa Bay acts like Alexander & the Grapes and Have Gun, Will Travel (who've done it twice) as alumni of the long running online music series.

"It was a great day when Kristopher James stopped into the Daytrotter studio to record this session," the website wrote. "Keep a close eye on this incredibly talented alt-folk singer-songwriter. Check out his newly released session to hear why."

"Daytrotter has been on my bucket list since I started and with the help of my friend Kristen Abigail I was able to book an early January session at their studios in Davenport, Iowa," James, 33, told CL. He says that the only issue was figuring out how I was going to get up there and back, so he booked a tour.

"It was the most life-giving and humbling experience us of this particular musical career," he added. "I've toured before with other band members, but never on my own, so traveling the 4000 miles on my own was liberating."

Have a look at that illustration by Johnnie Cluney above. Check out his Daytrotter session here.

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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