Who is Georgie James? Add the Y of multi-instrumentalist John Davis (drummer of DC's defunct Q And Not U), the X of singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn, and their combined knack for evocative production, inventive songwriting, and multi-part harmonies, and you're almost there. Mix in the duo's passion for 60s & 70s pop music including The Kinks, Richard & Linda Thompson, The Jam, Simon & Garfunkel, and Some Shake Some Action-era Flamin' Groovies, and you've got it. While Georgie James may at first seem like a strange amalgam, everything fits together perfectly on their Saddle Creek debut, Places.
After a U.S. tour with Camera Obscura and some regional touring on their own, Georgie James entered Arlington, VA's Silver Sonya Studio in late summer 2006 to record its debut full-length with the production help of Beauty Pill's Chad Clark and Aloha's T.J. Lipple. Guest musicians included Andrew Black (The Explosion), Matthew Gengler and Tony Cavallario (both of Aloha).