“Meet James Buckley, the hardest-working musician in the Twin Cities” -Erin Roof, City Pages. James performed live with Lizzo on The Late Show with Steven Colbert in December 2015. As the mainstay bassist for The Pines, James has been touring internationally with the indie-folk group and appears on their Red House Records releases Tremolo and Dark So Gold. James also recorded bass with Minneapolis super-group Gayngs on their The Last Prom on Earth album and played their performance at First Avenue, along with Coachella Music Festival, in April 2011. James appears live and on recordings with Emmy award-winning Universal Records artists, The Blenders.