Former STONE SOUR Drummer's ISAAC JAMES: New Dates Announced

Former STONE SOUR drummer Joel Ekman will perform with his new band ISAAC JAMES at the following venues:

Jan. 22 - Cape Girardeau, MO - Pitter's Cafe and Lounge
Feb. 05 - Burlington, IA - The Crazy Coyote!

ISAAC JAMES was formed in the summer of 2008 by Ekman, Blackie Starks, Gil Cole and John Lillard.

Ekman parted ways with STONE SOUR in 2006 in order to take care of his son, Isaac James Ekman, who had been diagnosed with cancer. Isaac soon died, and Joel suggested using ISAAC JAMES as his new band's name in memory of his son.

After writing heavily in the fall of 2008, Blackie contacted major label producer and longtime friend Scott Spelbring (THE SPEAKS, PLUNGE, SR-71, FIELD OF GREY) to produce ISAAC JAMES' debut record, "Too Much Horsepower". The five-song EP was recorded in both Scott's studio in Virginia and in Kansas City studio Cypher Sound with Aaron Connor (BLACK DIAMOND) engineering.

ISAAC JAMES' first single, "Hey", is currently in regular rotation on several major FM and satellite radio stations with the help of Protocol Entertainment.

The band's first full-length record, titled "Shut Up And Listen", is currently being written, with Scott Spelbring and Larry Gann set to co-produce the effort. The album is scheduled for an early 2011 release.

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