James Tristan Redding is an American songwriter and musician. Born in October of 1982 in Boston to British parents, he was raised between Massachusetts, England, and Wisconsin. His earliest interests included soccer, chess, kung fu, coin collecting and bicycle repair.

Redding studied piano at age 7, then picked up guitar at 11, percussion at 13, electric bass at 14, and harmonica at 16. His first concert was at age 14, and his first original album at age 15. With the dawn of digital recording, he began engineering and producing on his own.

For ten years James served as songwriter and front-man for the band Union Pulse, releasing independent albums and touring the USA. At age 30 he stopped drinking and moved from Wisconsin to New York City with four changes of clothes and an acoustic guitar.

New York gave new shape and traction to Redding’s goals, and he created the online songwriting group Song A Week. 2019 is the group’s 4th year, and it welcomes all songwriters internationally to participate at no cost, anytime, with no minimum participation level.

After five years in New York, Redding relocated to Nashville to focus on country songwriting. He works with artists around the world via Skype as well as locally in Tennessee, maintains a digital mobile recording studio, and performs on guitar, bass, and drum set.

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