On Process

It’s 7:30 am and I have already been up reading for the last couple hours. My mother gave me a great Leonard Cohen biography called I’m Your Man for Christmas and I’m nearly finished it. I was only a minor…Read more


Dear superfriends,

I took a two week digital detox vacation to Belize. I hate phones and computers yet I’m the guy who spends way more time than I care to admit on Facebook, Twitter and sending emails. It was…

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The Good Year

The Good Year   I’m currently sitting in the sauna in my friend Neil’s house. Coincidently, the sauna is in the guest room where I have been staying for the last few weeks. Neil is currently in Mexico, and… Read more

Tofino and Back

Penticton, Tofino, Vancouver, Revelstoke, Golden, Calgary

I just finished my last Western Canadian tour of the year. I was joined by my good friend Sean Hamilton. Sean plays in a Calgary punk rock band called “Jenny” (…

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Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island     I headed out to Vancouver Island and played four nice shows with my pal and pedal steelist, Dylan S Keating. It’s always nice having someone with you on the road and splitting things up a… Read more

Update + New York

 Hi folks,

It's been awhile. I'm very behind on my blogging. I've had a hell of adventure over the past few months. California, New York, Nashville, a Western Canadian Tour, Stampede and now I have two weeks off before…Read more

Album Credits and Thank You's

We took a minimalist approach to my album art and didn't include any text. Here are some of the people I feel I should thank.


This record started as essays that got crafted into pop songs played…


Press Release


Contact: Em Dobbin
TOBI Entertainment Publicity
(403) 614 4677

For the first time as a solo artist, Tanner James will tour his debut album
“How To Ruin Your

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Dear John Letter To My Fair City

My pal Rob Wikstrom made this cool little mashup video for my song Dear John Letter To My Fair City. It's a song about my love/hate relationship with Calgary Alberta Canada. The video features some historic moments. Please send cease…Read more

Accidental California


I had just crossed the border to drive to Nashville TN when I got an email from the Calgary Folk Fest Songwriting Contest letting me know I got into two separate categories to perform for the finals.…

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