Husband/wife duo slated to perform Uptown concert

Imagine the chemistry possibilities between two performers who not only share with each other the love of music, but each other. You might witness that chemistry if you attend the 7:30 p.m. Wednesday performance featuring Jamestown at the Norwalk Theatre.
Aaron Krause
Jul 25, 2010


Imagine the chemistry possibilities between two performers who not only share with each other the love of music, but each other.

You might witness that chemistry if you attend the 7:30 p.m. Wednesday performance featuring Jamestown at the Norwalk Theatre.

The husband and wife duo of Dave and Jill James will perform original country music compositions and a couple others. Their musical accompaniment includes Jeff Denney on drums, Judy Pastva on bass, Jerry MacDonald on keyboards and Rick Troyer on steel guitar.

"It feels so good knowing he's right there next to me," Jill James said. "He's my hero.

Dave James returned the favor.

"It looks like one of the greatest experiences ever," he said about performing with his wife. "It's like all great things rolled up together."

The couple have been married a little more than a year, but have formed a partnership in life and music, writing and performing together for the past few years.

Jill is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and guitar player who has opened for country recording acts Hot Apple Pie and Emerson Drive. She competed in the Colgate Country Showdown last year and won the local, state and regional level. She performed in the National Finals with country music singer and songwriter LeAnn Rimes.

Dave James is an accomplished guitarist, singer and songwriter. He has released seven CDs and opened for numerous national acts, including: Billy Ray Cyrus, Charlie Daniels, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Joe Diffie, Martina McBride and others.

Together, Dave and Jill James presently hold the state title for Ohio in the Colgate Country Showdown. The competition is designed to find the most promising country music talent in America and to give those performers a chance to launch their professional music careers.

The couple also own Curtain Call Productions, which offers acting and singing lessons for youngsters.

Mayor Sue Lesch said she hopes Jamestown's performance Wednesday is just the start of live, local entertainment in the Maple City.

"Anytime we can get live entertainment in town that's a good thing," Lesch said. "People in the community look for that." IF YOU GO

WHAT: Jamestown

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Norwalk Theatre, uptown Norwalk

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $5 for general admission and $10 for reserved seating. Box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and will re-open at 6 p.m.


BB (Anonymous)

Rock on, Dave & Jill!!

Cathy (Anonymous)

Good Luck, Dave. I miss hearing you play with T-Bone and also with the Twang Factor.
Wish you all the best.

Uh.... (Anonymous)

I thought his wife was Melissa...maybe it's another Dave James.

re: Uh.... (Ano...

His wife was Melissa. Jill is his new wife. She's been married before too, I believe once.

her last last n...

jill's last name used to be lindenberger ring any bells?

Not a bell ring...

Nope, don't know her. She's very cute, though! It's like Norwalk has their own Faith Hill and whoever the guy is she's married to. Give me Trace Adkins anyday...he can whisper sweet nothings into my ear anyday!

lg (Anonymous)

This concert is worth...

I hope (Anonymous)

I hope they don't end up divorced like Daryl and Allie. Although, I wouldn't mind if she was on the market. I'd hit it.

re: I hope (Ano...

That's not exactly a current picture of her...

Not a chance (A...

Not a chance I'll be attending this concert as I find the fact that she left her other husband and their family to run around and try to be a super star disappointing. Doesn't anyone at the Reflector care?

MB of Willard (...

I've been to your recording studio a couple times with a friend, even through tornado warnings about 5 years ago. You are a very nice guy and I wish you all the luck in the world with your career and new marriage. God Bless you both.

BB (Anonymous)

There was more talent on the Norwalk Theatre stage tonight than you'll see at many "big time" concerts. Take it from someone who knows. Way to go, Jamestown.

I dismember mom...

I remember one time at like 'Rock on the Dock' in Sandusky he was playin with his momma and he was singin' "well, you're my maw" and she'd sing "and you're my son" while stomping their feet, clapping their hands and twanging all over the place. I still laugh about it to this day. Frickin hilarious.

I might be a re...

I was on my way to Lorain from Bellevue to git me some cheap gasoleen when I heard a funny, twangy sound. A feared it was a commin' from my 1979 extended cab XLT I pulls over in front of the theeater and low and behold the sound was a commin' from inside of the theeater. So I goes on in and it was like a little peece of heaven right smack dab betwixt Bellevue and Lorain where the cheep gasoleen is. By the way, do you know where Judy lives. I'd like a little snack before her husband turns of the gravy spigot.

muriel (Anonymous)

Maybe her other husband wanted to keep her in the kitchen where she belongs.

Re muriel (Anon...

I agree. a woman's place is in the kitchen. now go wash your hands and make me a sandwich.

ew? (Anonymous)

Is that his daughter!? Gross.

LMAO... (Anonymous) that his daughter...lolololololol

T$Robinson.... ...

nice show, guys... and she's a major babe!!!

hey swiss T$Rob...

she's a major babe??? Door swinging both ways now Tami?

T$Robinson.... ...


swiss family Ta...

hey Tami, don't LIE! We know who you are...nah nah nah nah nah.

To T$Robinson.....

So, why are you yelling if you're not?

everly (Anonymous)

Don't you people have a life????

re:everly (Anon...

and you do?????????

everly (Anonymous)

Very much so, thank you!

T$Robinson.... ...

ok, one last time, my name is NOT tami, i don't even know who she is?? but if you want to believe that i am tami, do what you want to, but i can assure you that i am not!!!

Pie Eyed and Bu...

Tammy Robinson?? I know her! Sure sounds like her style...I think we have a winner! Ding Ding Ding!!!

I thought his ...

Her husband went all Billy Ray Cyrus? Odd.

re:I thought hi...

That's what I thought too. Maybe I'm thinking of the oh so great Matt Missey. Either way, they both suck.