Man in demand
James Intveld demonstrates why he’s so popular at ABC
By John Sollenberger 03/21/2013
It’s good to be in demand, a saying that holds true for rockabilly guitar-slinger and vocalist James Intveld, who appears Friday at Arcadia Blues Club.
The Los Angeles native and current Nashville resident started early, getting hooked on music as a child by listening to his parents’ records of artists ranging from Hank Williams Sr. to Dean Martin. That diverse foundation led him to gigs in high school bands in the LA area and sitting in with the house band at the legendary Palomino in North Hollywood. The 1980s saw Intveld landing with both feet in the cow punk movement of the era, working the same clubs as Dwight Yoakum and Rosie Flores.
Intveld’s diverse musical talents, including expertise on bass, steel guitar and drums, have led him to work with Yoakum (playing bass), as well as playing lead guitar with The Blasters and John Fogerty.
Intveld and his voice have shown up in movies and TV productions, including “Cry Baby,” “Thing Called Love” and “Chrystal.”
The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday at Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call (626) 447-9349 or visit arcadiabluesclub.com.