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
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."
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
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
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.
For an up-to-date schedule of upcoming performances, please check out our
current band site at
Free taste of Wilkinson James:
For bookings, please contact either Liz or AJ:
Liz Wilkinson: firstname.lastname@example.org; 612-695-2240
AJ Scheiber: email@example.com;
Wilkinson James News Feed / Photo Gallery
All thanks to the writers and photographers who make
us sound smart and look good!
Walsh's photos of WJ in action
performance of “Indiana Girl” (Coffee Grounds, Falcon Heights, MN)