James Rone is a composer and performer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both solo, with his band School For Girls, and with previous bands The Robinson Caruso Organization and The Seagraves, James has been playing music in the Twin Cities for over a decade. His record with School For Girls, 2016’s All At Once was produced by Adam Levy of The Honeydogs. James is also a mainstay on Minneapolis improv comedy stages, including ComedySportz-Twin Cities, the Brave New Workshop, and HUGE Theater, where he is a cast member of long-running shows Show X and The Mess.
James’s music references pop, rock, and folk music tropes while remaining idiosyncratic. Even in their least polished form, his songs are filled with hooks; though even the earworms are filled with abstractions and odd turns of phrase. His eclectic taste leads to varied textures, but melody and harmony are always the starting point.
James performs solo, as a trio, with a band, and sometimes in his improvised singer-songwriter revue, Troubadour.