Adventures of Thelonius James
A resident of the LA and Burbank area since 1976, T.J.'s career has been filled with projects and bands known to the Southern California night club scene. Sullivan has worked with The Fever, Billy and the Burnouts, Sky Blues Band, The Mudcats, The Hunters, The Deluxe Rhythm Masters, MotherBlues Band, The Paramours, Dr. Lozelle's Blues Contenders, The Meatwhistles Blues Review, and most recently, The Superstitions. Over the past twenty five years, he has performed with stars such as Big Joe Turner, Joe Houston, Delaney Bramlett, Paul Butterfield, and industry-standard professionals like Yamaha's Phil Bloch and Ken DaPron. In an interview in Vintage Drummer Magazine, Preston Ritter of the Electric Prunes hails TJ as one of the hardest grooving guitarists and great songwriters he knows. Anytime you listen to his originals you hear them showcase T.J.s rich, powerful voice, and a tasty palette of guitar sounds - Taylor acoustics, Dobro Duolian slide sounds, the T-bone of the Gibson 175, the chunky hot sauce of the Telecaster and the bright sting of the King Bee Stratocaster. 'The Adventures of Thelonius James' is a compilation of the best of his heartfelt blues-driven songs of life. Just listen to the wide variety of guitar styles, his depth of tone and feeling, his precise playing, and you'll understand why Blues Revue Magazine recently called his work 'almost prefabricated.' It's that good.