September 4, 2021
Cape Cod Eatery and Taphouse
Derek’s infusion of beach and coastal inspiration with country music has branded him within the San Luis Obispo community.” – Mustang News. Hailing from California’s central valley, country artist Derek James moved to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly. As a student, James fronted the locally successful band Grand Ave. As a solo act, James continues to perform around the central coast and write, produce, and release his own music. Derek James pairs his agricultural roots with the laid back central coast lifestyle to create a unique brand of country music he calls “coastal country.