Barlowe and James have been performing in the Quad city area for over thirty years.


    Their first “Gig” was as the house band at the Dock for a year and a half.  As time went by, Jim Pfaff (James) and David Hodam (Barlowe) performed as a two-piece band, played together and apart in other bands, and did solo gigs.  Since 1993 they have developed a strong following in the Quad Cities as “Barlowe and James.”  Their performances include songs from the 60’s until today. Armed with acoustic guitars, bass, and strong vocals, Barlowe and James will increase your food and bar business. James, or Jim, is the owner and operator of Glynns Creek Recording Studio with Barlowe serving as an assistant in the operations of the studio. This expertise brings a variety of new technology to the band that creates full concert audio dimensions. The state of the art Helicon harmonizers add three and four part harmony to the two-piece band. The sound is amazing. Midi files are used via computer to create real back-up instrumentation ranging from string sections, drums, bass players, keyboards and other, unlimited, instrumental sounds. In the end, as a two-piece band, Barlowe and James deliver more for your dollar than many 4 and 5-piece groups…. and you will find our rates competitive with smaller bands. Most all, Barlowe and James love to perform!!!!!!


Places we have performed:


    The Dock, The Drawbridge, Tortilla Flats, The Ground Round, Kernan’s, Kimber Lanes,

The Two by Four, The Rose, The Boar’s Head, Toys For Tots, JK Frisbee’s, 11th Street Precinct, Beavers East, Trappers Fort, Phil’s Pub, The Irish Brigade, Art in the Park Festival, Happy Joe’s Cafez, Harrington’s Pub, McCabe’s Landing, The River House, Circa 21, Bass Street Landing, Apple’s River City Cafe, The Blackthorne, The Willow Creek Folk Festival, The Steeplegate Inn, The London Transit, The Teller House, The Old Oaks Steakhouse, Bixby’s Barbeque Ranch, RIBCO, Boozies, The Golddust, The Brown Bottle, Patrick McGuires, Toucans’s Cantina/Skinny Legs BBQ Grill and multiple benefits and fundraisers.




    Barlowe and James, Pfaff and Hodam, Pass the Chicken and Listen, Spencer Miller, Southbound, Loose Salute, Zehon Grey, and solo acts by both band members.


The following is a partial list of singers and songwriters whose songs we include in our performances:


    Crosby Stills and Nash, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Credence Clearwater, John Prine, Guy Clark, Harry Chapin, Don Williams, Jimmy Buffett, Jerry Jeff Walker, John Stewart, Stealers Wheel, Vern Gosdin, Jonathan Edwards, Bellamy Brothers, Rolling Stones, Vince Gill, Kenny Loggins, The Everly Brothers, Marty Robbins, Colin Ray, Hoyt Axton, Steve Goodman, Little Feat, George Strait, The Eagles, America, Michael Nesmith, Patsy Cline, Townes Van Zant, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Gary P. Nunn, Loudon Wainwright III, and other artists.