James Everest was born and raised in St Paul, MN. Started playing guitar at age 14, with friend Bryan Olson, forming first of several bands together - The Risk, The Wild Eyed, The Sensational Joint Chiefs, Captain Blasted Blues Band, Fresh Squeez, Lateduster, & The Dijonettes. Graduated from University of MN with a degree in History. Curator of FREELOADED WEDNESDAYS improv series at The Front Bar 1996-1998 and CROSSFADED THURSDAYS live soundtracks series at The Dinkytowner Cafe 2001-2004. Nominated "Artist of The Year" at MN Music Awards in 1997. Current host and curator of "Making Music" conversations series at U of MN's Whole Music Club. Current music director for Catalyst Dance company. Guitar & Music teacher.
== JG Everest bands/projects == (all based in Minneapolis, except where noted) The Risk (1986) The Wild Eyed (1987) Monkey Suit (1989-91) The Katherines (1990-91) Stitty Massingbird (London 1991-92) Captain Blasted Blues Band (1994-2000) The Sensational Joint Chiefs (1995-present) Fresh Squeez (1996-2000) Rolex Twinz (St Petersburg/Moscow 1999-2003) 'Lateduster (1999-present) The Dijonettes' (2001-2003) Sans Le Systeme (1999-present) Neotropic (London 2002-2004) Gordonovich (2007 - present) Endless Winter (2005) Vicious Vicious (2005-present) Mandrew (2006-present) Mary & JG Everest (2006-present) Roma Di Luna (2007 - present) Unguided (2007-present)
Solo Work: HUSH MONEY (2005) PARADE (2007)
Group Work: LATEDUSTER - S/T (2002) LATEDUSTER - FIVE EASY PIECES (2002) NEOTROPIC - WHITE RABBITS (2004) LATEDUSTER - EASY PIECES (2004) THE SENSATIONAL JOINT CHIEFS - MORNIN' TRAIN (1997) THE SENSATIONAL JOINT CHIEFS - LOST STEPCHILD (1998) MARY EVEREST - LITTLE THINGS (2007) ROMA DI LUNA - FIND YOUR WAY HOME (2007) ROMA DI LUNA - FACE OF MY FRIENDS (2006)
Compilations: FREELOADED WEDNESDAYS (1997) VARIETALS vol 1 (1999) CROSSFADED vol 1 (2002) CROSSFADED vol 2 (2004)