James Devine is an award-winning singer/songwriter of Maritime Folk Music based in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. With family roots in Woods Harbour, a small fishing community on the south shore of Nova Scotia, James has loved the sea since childhood.
Over the past few years, James’ songs reminiscing the sea have been well-received by audiences during various local performances. His song The Brave Men That Go To Sea won an award in the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville in 2009.
James has since played live music alongside many great Canadian musicians, including Cape Breton-based Joseph Aucion, fiddler from Cheticamp and Sean McCabe from Millers Jug. He was also lead singer and guitarist in the Nova Scotian band Emerald Tide which played numerous concerts in Halifax, including opening for the Irish Descendants at the Greenwood Airforce Base in 2006.