James Elkington is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player, born and bred in the south of England but now living and working in Chicago. Elkington has spent the last decade playing guitar with the likes of Jeff Tweedy, Tortoise, and Richard Thompson, and has produced albums for Steve Gunn and Joan Shelley. In 2017 he released his debut solo album, Wintres Woma, on the Paradise of Bachelors label, and is vaguely planning on releasing another one next year.
You can keep track of James at his website.
1. What’s been keeping you up at night?
Just recently its been nothing. I’m getting older and by the time I get to
2. What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen or heard lately?
In the late
3. What’s the most exciting thing you’re working on right now?
I’m currently helping a band called Nap Eyes make a record, which I think is going to be great. I also got to be an extra member of Tortoise to play their TNT album a couple of times this year, and it’s been amazing to be playing some of my favorite music with one of my favorite bands ever. If everything goes according to plan we’ll be playing those songs in Japan next year.
4. If you could add anyone, alive or dead to your team, who would it be?
I wish Bert Jansch lived around the corner. I still have so much to learn from him as a guitar player, but by his own account he a was quite a talented gardener, and I could use even more help in that department.
5. When the movie of your life is made, what will it be called