In 1998 and 1999, the Fat James Band was king of Pioneer Square and the Seattle rock blues music scene, poised to break into the national and international arenas as a major act. During this time they recorded a studio album of their original material that was never released. The single “Sweet Dreamer” received regular airplay on KISM and is well remembered as the FJB’s tribute to Jimmy Hendrix.

Finally, over two decades later, and after the passing of two of the original members (Fat James and Tracy Arrington), surviving members Dave Cashin and Chip Hart have approved the forthcoming album “Mountains in the Sky” for release.

During the research phase of production, it was discovered that the Fat James Band had recorded at KNKX in the Live Room in 1995, and thanks to the Jack Straw Cultural Center, those recording were retrieved. Three of those have been added to the unreleased studio album underway!

Initial sales of the physical copies of the album will be available at the 2022 Mount Baker Blues Festival, where the Fat James Band Tribute (with original members Dave Cashin and Chip hart, joined by Chris Eger on guitar and vocals and Randall Eger on bass) will perform for the first time since Tracy’s passing in 2019.

Cover Art for “Mountains in the Sky” – Photo of Mount Baker by Peter James Photography
Cover Art by Rob Bramblett