Emmanuel “James” Beam is an up and coming local singer/songwriter. Born in Liberia, West Africa, and adopted at the age of two, he started his new life in a loving Christian family of twelve on a small hobby farm in Naches Heights, Washington. Here he first discovered his love for country music. Beam’s biggest influences consist of country artists like Brooks and Dunn, Cody Johnson, and Randy Travis: all artists he grew up listening to. Now James spends his days cooking at a local burger joint and his nights playing gigs around the Yakima Valley with shows like Chinook Fest 2023, Hop Country Music Festival 2023, and Moxee Hop Festival 2022-23 under his belt.