James Maddock (born 1962) is a British singer-songwriter and performing musician. Originally from Countesthorpe, Leicester, Maddock has been based in New York City since 2003.
One of his earlier bands, Fire Next Time, which played up-tempo left-wing soul a la the Redskins, released a well-received album North to South on Polydor Records in 1988.
Maddock's first public success in the U.S. was with his band Wood, whose album Songs from Stamford Hill produced multiple songs appearing on the hit TV show Dawson's Creek, including the Top 5 single "Stay You".
Maddock at Light of Day 2012 in Figino Serenza (Italy)
Maddock, though British, is largely associated with the Americana music style and has performed with Bruce Springsteen. Maddock has since become a solo artist with several albums, including Sunrise on Avenue C (2009) which won the 2010/11 NY Music Award for 'Best Americana Album', and is currently a resident artist at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.
Maddock's most recent albums, Sunrise on Avenue C, Jimmy & Immy Live at Rockwood Music Hall (with David Immerglück), Wake Up and Dream, James Maddock: Live At Rockwood Music Hall, and Another Life were released by the independent record label Casa Del Fuego.
Another Life has been featured in both American Songwriter magazine and CMT Edge, which calls it "an album that finds [Maddock] crooning an old-school folk ballad one minute and rasping his way through a rusty-edged pop tune the next".
James Maddock is represented exclusively by Global Positioning Services in Santa Monica and New York City. Maddock has appeared on CBS This Morning and Late Show with David Letterman.
In 2018 Maddock appeared on Willie Nile's Children of Paradise album.
Label: Casa Del Fuego CDF006LP
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
A1 Another Life
A2 Arizona Girl
A3 Timing's Everything
A4 I've Been There Too
A5 That's Heavy
A6 Leicestershire Mist
B1 Easy To Give
B2 Don't Go Lonely
B3 What Have I Done
B4 Strategies For Life
B5 Better On My Own
B6 If I Had A Son
B7 Making Memories