Morgan James releases "Reckless Abandon"


Submitted by -Echo Ave Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:19 pm

New York soul singer-songwriter Morgan James has released her sophomore album, Reckless Abandon (via her own Hedonist Records on April 7th) and is on an extensive tour, featuring upcoming appearances in Hollywood, Washington, D.C., Chicago and more (see tour dates and album track listing below). Check out Pollstar’s tour feature here: and James’ story behind the album in an interview with The Huffington Post here:

Known for phenomenal, noteworthy live performances, James is a talent born to capture an audience. No matter what stage she's taking, she casts a captivating and sultry fusion of pop, funk and R&B that impassions audiences.

James transitioned from The Juilliard School to Broadway through a journey of upside down turns that created the mosaic that is now Morgan James. With a voice beyond her own body, she searched the streets of Manhattan to find the perfect home for her vocal instrument. It was when she decided to strip away her operatic training, dared to test her technique and live on the edge of a cliff during performances that she found her strength and individuality. Her blossoming led to leading roles in Motown: The Musical, Godspell and more while establishing herself as an artist in her own right.

James’ prior music has garnered critical acclaim while reaching a wide range of listeners through her organically formed fanbase. It was not long ago Prince gave the singer his final blessing to cover his song “Call My Name” and mentor Berry Gordy Jr. was noting, “Sexy and charming, Morgan James is a multi-talented performer...she can do it all.” With two Epic Records releases under her belt (Hunter and Morgan James Live), the eyes of over 125 million views collectively on her social channels, a Top 15 hit on Billboard’s Urban AC chart and nods from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, she is proving herself to be a force to be reckoned with.

A Morgan James live performance is lightning in a bottle. Having made appearances from Carnegie Hall to The Kennedy Center and Montreal Jazz Festival, she has enchanted audiences worldwide with commanding performances.

Reckless Abandon spotlights Morgan James’ wondrous talent, transparent songwriting and ability to create a must-see live experience.

Reckless Abandon
Track Listing

1. Up In Smoke
2. Unworthy
3. By My Side
4. Lifted
5. Making Up For Lost Love
6. Ransom
7. Jenny
8. No Faith
9. Pity
10. You Thought Not
11. Need Somebody
12. Reckless Abandon

Morgan James 
Reckless Abandon Spring Tour

4/10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Machester Craftsman Guild
4/11 - Kent, OH - Kent Stage
4/12 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
4/13 - Burlington, ON - Burlington PAC
4/14 - Columbus, OH - Lincoln Theatre
4/15 - Cincinnati, OH - Ludlow Garage
4/18 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe
4/19 - Chicago, IL - City Winery 
4/20 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
4/21 - Madison, WI - Highnoon Saloon
4/22 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club
4/23 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
4/25 - St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
4/26 - Columbia, MO - Rose Music Hall
4/28 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler
4/29 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theater
4/30 - New Orleans, LA - Le Petit Theatre
5/3 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center
5/18 - Washington, DC - The Hamilton
5/19 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head on Stage
5/27 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Jazz Festival
6/2 - Las Vegas, NV - Smith Center
6/3 - Phoenix, AZ - MIM
6/6 - San Diego, CA - Voodoo Lounge
6/8 - Modesto, CA - State Theatre
6/9 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium
6/10 - Napa, CA - Blue Note
6/11 - Napa, CA - Napa Valley Jazz Getaway
6/14 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
6/15 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door
6/16 - Pasco, WA - The Scarlett Room
6/17 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
6/20 - Denver, CO - Soiled Dove
7/23 - Centre Hall, PA - Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival
8/20 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl