James Apollo is a journeyman singer/songwriter. He has that smokey jazz-infused voice, magnificently weathered by tours. His music seems out of place to me. Not in a bad way. There's just not much out there right now that it sounds like. It's always refreshing to find music that strays away from the trends to stand on it's own. James Apollo's latest full length album 'til Your Feet Bleed was released in 2010. The likes of Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams are amongst the fans of the album. According the Appolo's website, he and his band, The Sweet Unknown, have been in the studio recording with Damien Jurado.
Here's James Apollo and the Sweet Unknown performing "The Violins" off the 2011 EP Born Lucky.