About James Houck
Rising from the ashes of obscurity, grown from the seeds of suffering, and oozing with insightful intensity, James Houck is a singer/songwriter from Minneapolis, MN, who writes about the state of human suffering with heartfelt honesty. His subtly powerful, yet intimately sensitive and revealing baritone voice, articulates his sincere and poetic vision of life in a culture that can’t see how dead its people have become.
The collection of songs from his independently released first album, “Companion for Awakening”, is a reflective, “field guide”, for a person who is on the path to awaken from the mundane existence that consensus trance induces.
James Houck’s style of music fuses a modern, “indie sound”, with the older tradition of folk-rock music. The desperate honesty of Houck’s message can be felt in his lyrics, but perhaps even more deeply through the rich sincerity in his passionate voice. Some similar sounding musicians include: REM, Sarah McLachlin, Radiohead, Cat Stevens, Pedro the Lion and the Fray.