2009 Short Blue Stories is Steve James most recent solo effort. Hear original songs and instrumentals by SJ along with roots classics from Frank Hutchison, Garfield Akers and Furry Lewis. 6 and 12-string acoustic and resonator guitars and mandolin aplenty. Del Rey, guitar and vocals, joins in on selected tracks including Steve’s melancholy “Birmingham Steel” and the Lazy Lester swamp romp “The Same Thing Could Happen To You” “Short Blue Stories entered the international Americana Radio Top 100 chart (based on reported plays from programmers) for 2009- 2010 rated as #90 disc with the #20 song; Steve’s own “Folk Radio”. Sixteen tracks in all.