Regan James has been in the Rio Grande Valley for about 11 years and is attracting attention at different venues with his high energy, great entertainment and music. Regan James (Swedeen) lives in Minnesota with his wife Char in the summer months and has made his home in the Valley since 2013 in the wintertime.
James has previously been awarded the Best Country Band at the Valley Star Awards twice under Regan James and Hired Hand Band, and for Ohio’s David Church’s very popular Hank Williams show in the Valley. James has also appeared with David Church on RFD-TV’s Midwest Country Show, as well as Connie Lee and Friends radio and TV show at Tennessee Roadhouse, Alexandria, MN.
In Minneapolis, Regan James plays bass and sings vocals in the popular band Country Doctors, named Best Country Show 2022 in City Pages publication. Members of Country Doctors have been playing together for 16 years. During the winter months, Country Doctors bring in a sub bass player for Regan, but is welcomed back every summer after returning from the Valley.
Regan James has performed in shows with such national stars as Ray Price, and has played bass guitar for Lynn Anderson, Tommy Cash, Marvin Rainwater, Sherwin Linton, David Church, and Connie Lee
James prides himself in hist ability to sing all genres of music including classic country, newer country, and 50’s through 80’s rock music. Regan James believes the most important thing is entertaining the crowd and learning and playing to their requests. James is booking dances and show in the Valley; no venue is too big or too small.
In 2011 James completed his “Livin’ the Dream” CD (14 songs). He has received positive feedback on it and it is available for sale at his shows. Be sure to check out Regan James; you won’t be disappointed.
Regan James will be one of six performers at the Valley Star Awards on Wednesday, February 15. You can buy tickets online at www.wintertexantimes.com, come by the Winter Texan Times office at 1217 N. Conway in Mission, or at the Mission Bell/Trade Winds activities office off of Stewart Rd. and Business 83 in Mission.
And don’t forget to vote for your favorites online or using a ballot found in the Winter Texan Times.