James Otto is our Bottle Rock Napa 2014 Featured Artist of the Day

Posted: April 16, 2014 in Bands, Bottle Rock Napa, Country, Entertainment, music, Music News, Singer, Songwriter, Soul
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James Otto

James Otto

Today our Bottle Rock Napa Featured Artist is James Otto. Today I wanted to feature country artist, James Otto. I love James’ vocals. As many of you know I don’t listen to country that often. I guess it can best be explained by the following meme:

James Otto

James has such an amazing voice, he can take you from flirty, seductive, spiritual, comforting, and fun just by the range of his tones. He currently has his third album out, Shake What God Gave Ya and it is a collection of songs that highlight his powerful vocals and brings to the forefront, his heart of soul. The album is a journey of exploration of country-soul and one of my favorites on it is Soldiers & Jesus. The emotionally stirring lyrics are captivating and will feed your soul.  In regards to his latest album James explains,  “As much as there’s all these different fractures of country music these days—you have pop country, rock country, traditional country, alt-country, and all these things in between—I don’t know why country-soul couldn’t exist right alongside it all.” Shake What God Gave Ya is such a blast, spanning the spectrum from rump-shaking motivationals to pure romance, that even if Otto were country music’s sole soul man, that’d be genre enough.

James really brings a life to country and you can feel the influence of rhythm and blues in several of his songs. He really creates such an energetic and positive environment through his songs.  I am very excited to catch James Otto perform since his music is full of depth and layers, yet it is always uplifting. These days, we all could use more uplifting songs and smiles in our lives and James is there to bring them to us with his gift of music.  

Music:  Shake What God Gave Ya Latest Album which is available on Itunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shake-what-god-gave-ya/id388805799

Songs to Check out: These Are The Good Ole Days available on Sunset Man 


Bottle Rock Napa Set: June 1, 2014   

Check him out and make sure to visit his social media sites for the latest news. Also mark your calendars for the weekend of May 30- June 1st for the Bottle Rock Napa. You can get more details about the festival and pick up your tickets at  http://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/tickets.  You can check out below all the bands that have been announced and there are still more to come. Stay tuned for a new band featured each day for Bottle Rock Napa.


~ Marisol

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  1. Love that you took this departure, MJP! I have loved his voice for years – and have a song written for James as well, which your article reminded me I should pitch him and his label! :))

    • Thank you Fiona! Yes his music is so amazing and touching. What I love is that he really has so many different songs out there that fit your every mood. Definitely can’t wait for you to pitch your song!

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