James Intveld

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James Intveld
Background information
BornCompton, California, U.S. (aged 52[1])
GenresRockabilly, rock 'n' roll, country
OccupationsMusician, singer, songwriter, performer, actor, film director
LabelsMolenaart
Websitehttp://www.jamesintveld.com
 
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James Intveld
Background information
BornCompton, California, U.S. (aged 52[1])
GenresRockabilly, rock 'n' roll, country
OccupationsMusician, singer, songwriter, performer, actor, film director
LabelsMolenaart
Websitehttp://www.jamesintveld.com

James Intveld (born c. 1959) is a Los Angeles, California rockabilly musician, singer, songwriter, performer, actor, and film director.

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Early career

James Intveld began entering talent contests as a country music-singing teenager at the Palomino Club located in North Hollywood, California.[2]

Originally playing in The Rockin' Shadows with his brother Ricky Intveld, the band disbanded when Ricky and bassist Patrick Woodward were asked by Ricky Nelson to join his backing band, the Stone Canyon Band. Both Intveld's brother and Patrick Woodward were also killed in the subsequent plane crash which took Nelson's life.

Intveld played lead guitar for The Blasters until leaving the band amicably in 1995 in order to pursue his own projects including acting and a solo album which would be released in 1996.[3]

As a songwriter, Intveld wrote "Crying Over You" recorded by Rosie Flores and released on her 1987 self-titled album.

Acting

Intveld has appeared in a number of films, mostly in smaller, supporting roles such as co-starring with Billy Bob Thornton in Chrystal. Intveld lent his vocals to the titular character in John Waters' 1990 film Cry-Baby (with Cry-Baby being played onscreen by Johnny Depp), though left out of the main credits for this role, he is credited as the vocalist for all songs "performed" by the character. Intveld also appears in the George Strait music video, "The Seashores of Old Mexico".

In 2005, Intveld turned from acting to directing in the form of Miracle at Sage Creek, starring David Carradine. He had previously directed a music video for Dale Watson.

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References

  1. ^ Boehm, Mike. "Steady Skipping Stone Ripples of James Intveld Break the Mainstream Surface of O.C. Country". http://www.jamesintveld.com/la_times051997.html. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Kasten, Roy. "Interview: Rockabilly Hall-of-Famer James Intveld". Riverfront Times. http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/rftmusic/2009/01/interview_rockabilly_james_intveld_johnny_depp_crybaby_st_louis_nashville_blasters_la_ricky_nelson.php. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Blasters News". http://www.davealvin.com/blasters/brnewsold.html#James. Retrieved 13 September 2011.