Folk, Blues, and Honky Tonk

  Thanks for your interest in our band!  You've found a temporary website that we put together early on.  
Please visit our new (and current) band site at
www.reverbnation.com/wilkinsonjames for a gig schedule and rough mixes from our forthcoming album project! 

You can also find and "friend" us on Facebook simply by searching for "Wilkinson James."

Since it still appears in a lot of Google searches for the group, we're leaving this site up as a gateway introduction to us and to our music.  Please feel free to explore and enjoy!

WILKINSON JAMES is Liz Wilkinson and AJ Scheiber.  With its mixture of Appalachian roots and edgy singer-songwriter vibe, their music just might be the bastard offspring of June Carter Cash and Townes Van Zandt.  Done up in a classic duet style (Liz on bass and percussion, AJ on guitar and harmonica, and both on vocals), their repertoire consists of a range of covers (Gillian Welch, Johnny Cash, Everly Brothers, and the like) as well as a generous dose of original songs.

A little on the musical pasts (and presents) of Wilkinson James:

Liz Wilkinson is a singer and songwriter who relocated to the Twin Cities in 2008.  Second Story, her band previous to Wilkinson James, was active in the Greensboro, North Carolina area.  Her mother, Bobbie, was one of the famous Hill Sisters vocal quartet, who sang across the South in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

AJ Scheiber has been performing for over 30 years both as a solo artist and in blues, country, and rock bands.  His music has appeared in a number of PBS-broadcast documentaries, and his songs have been recorded by artists such as Michigan’s Mystic Shake and Cincinnati-based The Somebody Club.


Gig schedule:

For an up-to-date schedule of upcoming performances, please check out our current band site at www.reverbnation.com/wilkinsonjames

Free taste of Wilkinson James:

Please check out tour music (including songs from our self-titled CD) at our main website at www.reverbnation.com/wilkinsonjames.

For bookings, please contact either Liz or AJ: 

Liz Wilkinson:   auntfiz@hotmail.com; 612-695-2240
AJ Scheiber:   ajscheiber@stthomas.edu; 651-451-0360

Wilkinson James News Feed / Photo Gallery

All thanks to the writers and photographers who make us sound smart and look good!


John Walsh's photos of WJ in action

Live performance of “Indiana Girl” (Coffee Grounds, Falcon Heights, MN)