James Clarkston

Flamenco & Classical Guitarist

Born in the West Texas Town of El Paso, James lives in San Diego, California and is a composer, entertainer and teacher with over 20 years of experience. He has recorded 12 cds since 1998, and his original song "Dos Guitarras" has been featured on the National Public Radio Show "Coast to Coast AM".  In 2003 he was booked to perform for a private party in honor of Ex-President George H. W. Bush & Former First Lady Barbara Bush. His musical journey has led him to performing for celebrities such as the late Debbie Reynolds, "Magic" Johnson and  newsman Sam Donaldson.  James has been the opening act for the legendary Jazz World Music Duo Strunz and Farah. It was through his work as a teacher with kids who have been through the Juvenile Court System that James met one of his musical heroes Jazz-Rock Fusion Legend Al Di Meola. The music of James Clarkston has been featured in tv and radio commercials as well as the groundbreaking documentary "Straight Line Curve" by Ed Breeding. Acclaimed guitarist Muriel Anderson once let James share the stage with her and play her iconic custom Harp Guitar at one of her concerts. The music of James Clarkston can be downloaded on spotify, youtube, and reverbnation. To purchase cds send an email or call the number below. 

Musical Variety

James Clarkston prides himself on entertaining his audience with his mastery of the guitar. He loves to play music from a vast repertoire which includes Original Compositions, Classic Rock, Jazz, Mexican Music, Country, and Pop Music adapted into his own unique instrumental guitar style. He strolls with the use of his wireless system, and engages the crowd.


 When James is not performing at concert halls, restaurants and cruise ships he is available for private events. His music will bring something special to your party,  wedding, or grand opening.  For a quote please email (858) 412-9307 or email jcsdguitar@gmail.com