After several years of busking, also known as street performing, that led to trips to Santa Monica Beach California, Phoenix Arizona, and Austin Texas to name a few, Alamogordo, New Mexico has an exciting new emerging star. Home to Eric Burton of the Grammy Nominated “Black Pumas”, this obscure place might just be a hotbed for undiscovered raw talent. James Ethington III hits the scene with a debut killer EP entitled “Rheacycle”, an eclectic five song mix reminiscing of the glory days of alternative acoustic music. He has been described as Van Morrison mixed with Prince and a dash of Dave Matthews but the singer-songwriter remains himself throughout the project. It’s obvious that he is influenced by these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame caliber artists. Stand out tracks include “Becca” and “Sexy, Juicy, Bouncy.”
Production and Engineering work was handled by Eric Gubala a Virginia native, who’s mentor is Orlando Gomez who handled production duties on Khalid’s debut album. Eric is a part time employee at Beacon Hill Recording Studios, a prestigious large scale studio located in El Paso, Texas. Beacon Hill has seen the likes of recording artists such as aforementioned Khalid, B.o.B, and Kali Uchis. He is also actively involved in projects from a few local artists and Rap Innovators, a Hip-hop collective. Eric is also an active duty military member serving in the United States Air Force currently stationed at Holloman AFB, New Mexico.
James Ethington III has decided to take the Austin route to success. He is represented by Luster Talent 512 a premiere Talent Company based in Austin Texas. Follow him and Eric Gubala on all socials and always remember to “Reduce, Reuse, and Rheacycle!”
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