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About

A good vibes jam band now based in Central Vermont, by way of Northern California, Southern California and Connecticut, with great songs and tons of positive energy!

     Blues & Beyond originated in the Burlington Vermont area as a collection of players who all attended the “Blues Jams” hosted by the (now) Vermont Blues Society. Guitarist and bandleader Timothy James initiated the concept of taking the music beyond Blues to infuse Jazz, Soul, and Lounge music. Inevitably, dance Rock favorites were added to the mix to create a powerhouse concert and night club experience.

     Now based in Central Vermont, Blues & Beyond has evolved into a high energy Jam Band writing a big part of their music but still playing their arrangements of favorites from the Modern American Song Book… and yes,  Blues !!

Blues & Beyond has performed at the Burlington Discover Jazz Fest, Concerts on the Green Maple Tree Place Williston, Leunigs Bistro, On Tap in Essex, Brocklebank Brewing, Strafford Concert Series, SoRo Old Home Days, Off the Rails at Okemo, the Tunbridge Worlds Fair, and other Vermont venues.

Thank you all so much for the great music on Sunday. 😍😍👍👍 Put us on your “fan list”!! I will definitely recommend you!!😍💖 Thanks for your personal kindness too!! The music was great and the thoughtfulness is so appreciated!! Thank you again” - Janine - Bethel, VT

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Timothy James

Bio

Singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Timothy James performs good-vibe music as a solo artist and bandleader playing lead guitar for a high-powered ensemble Blues & Beyond. Born into a musical family in VT, Timothy first learned to play the piano as a child then added guitar playing at age 12. Timothy began songwriting as a teenager and moved to the SF Bay Area to attend college and study music. An invitation to record some original songs in a commercial studio turned into producing and playing music as a lifetime passion. Throughout the 1990’s Timothy performed in several bands in Marin County, CA acting as primary songwriter. More recordings followed and eventually his 1st full album on CD Burning in Colour under the band name Hifidelic was released. Burning in Colour was influenced by a fascination with Acid Jazz and the technology used to create the music. Relocating back to the Burlington Vermont area in 2002, James built a studio and recorded the second album on CD Magic Summer Days credited to Timothy James & Hifidelic. This album includes some vintage sounding pop and is a tribute to the days when the American radio format was still integrated with multiple genres of music that could all be heard playing on the same station. James was drawn into the Blues Jams hosted by the Vermont Blues Society where he continued to hone his guitar craft. From this scene emerged the band Blues & Beyond, which appeared as part of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival for five consecutive years. Next Timothy took the vibe of the music that he first remembers hearing played at home on the record player and by his piano-playing brother to produce his 3rd album on CD Hifidelic Lounge. The album is a collection of original compositions and arrangements, and two live tracks with a lounge music theme. Currently Timothy James performs both solo as a singer songwriter and bandleader.

Dan Roda

Bio

When Dan was born in Orange, California, the basslines of Carole Kaye, Robbie Shakespeare, Flea, Geddy Lee, Jack Bruce, and Paul McCartney were permanently injected into his young brain. Experiencing the world with this as his constant backdrop, he spent his youth between the beach and his garage band projects, until leaving for Vermont to attend Middlebury College, where he discovered punk rock and bluegrass, adding that to his blues psych rock and rocksteady roots. In Vermont, where he remains, Dan met his wife Phoebe, started a family, developed an insurance career, and made music his daily craft. He’s been discovering jazz and other rewarding genres to mix into his songwriting and performing. Dan consistently brings high energy to his performances and makes a lasting impact on audiences. He releases his original music as Danny Roda on all music platforms, is a member of Americana music collective ITSCOMPLIKATED!, plays bass, sings, and writes original songs for Blues & Beyond.

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