James was born in Tucson, AZ and grew up in a small town 72 miles south west of there. Jame’s brother David started playing the guitar at a very young age and was a tremendous influence in his decision to start playing. James started playing guitar at 8 years old and started a few local bands with friends wile in high school. James moved to Steilacoom, WA where he was exposed to a variety of new musical genres. In 2006 James moved back to his hone town of Sierra Vista, AZ. In 2009 James joined up with Mike and after a few band member changes the band re-grouped under the name Fading Point.