James Clarkston was born in the West Texas Town of El Paso and lives in San Diego, California. He is a composer, entertainer and teacher with over 20 years of experience. James has recorded 12 cds and his song "Dos Guitarras" has been featured on the National Public Radio Show "Coast To Coast AM". In 2003 He was booked to perform at a private party in honor of Ex-President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush. His musical journey has led him to performing for celebrities like  Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Journalist Sam Donaldson and  Film Legend Debbie Reynolds. James has been the opening act for the Grammy Nominated Guitar Duo Strunz & Farah. During the Covid-19 Pandemic he has performed on Zoom for audiences in Mexico City, Miami , and Los Angeles.