James and Citizen Pine

James Rustad is vocalist and bassist for the classic rock/blues group Citizen Pine, based out of Burlington, Vermont. His musical influences include Paul McCartney, Jerry Jemmott, Joe Osborn, James Jamerson, Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones, and Duck Dunn. James favors an old-school bass sound with his Fender Jazz bass strung with Ernie Ball Group II flatwound strings.

James has played bass with singer-songwriter Will Bradford of Seepeoples, singer-songwriter Sparxsea, and Cuban composer, arranger, and musical producer Raul Guara.

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Special thanks to Jeremy E. Morey @digivisionary for the fantastic photos!