James Intveld, whose rootsy style has been a popular draw for many years, returns to Arcadia Blues Club Saturday

The LA-based singer, songwriter and guitarist traces his love for music to his childhood, when he grew up listening and singing along to his parents’ recordings of diverse artists that included Hank Williams, Sr., Dean Martin, Lefty Frizell and Elvis. He parlayed that early taste of music into early involvement into the cow punk movement of the 1980s, when he played some of the same clubs as Dwight Yoakam and Rosie Flores.

His rockabilly style has propelled him into a life as one of the most in-demand Americana players in the area.

Intveld also leads a separate life as an actor and a director. He and his music have been featured in films including Sean Penn’s “Indian Runner” and in “The Thing Called Love” starring River Phoenix.

He boasts a long string of albums, and always draws enthusiastic audiences wherever he plays.

Visit jamesintveld.com.  

Music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday 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.