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James Drakes and the Chris Taylor Trio are an acoustic/indie rock band based in Pittsburgh, PA. The band formed in 2015, after Drakes released his debut solo EP "Quarter." Since then the band has shared the stage with acts such as Tim Reynolds, XEB, Lee Dewyze, Wakey Wakey, Casey Abrams, and some of the best up-and-coming acts that the thriving Pittsburgh music scene has to offer. The band prides themselves on their live performances and thrives on stage. The band signed a deal with "Wicked Pittsburgh Records" in April 2018.


 JDCT3 partnered with the "Plastic Ocean Project" in summer 2017. This group is dedicated to the removal and reduction of plastic pollution in the oceans. A percentage of proceeds from all shows and album sales are donated to POP.

JDCT3 released their debut full length album "Follow These Rivers," in October 2017. The album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play and Amazon. Tracks from the album have been played in rotation on 102.5 fm WDVE and "The Rivers Edge" Internet Radio.


The band combines a perfect blend of fluid percussion, outrageous bass lines, ringing solos and catchy lyrics. The band is currently playing and scheduling shows across Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina as they begin to establish a regional presence.

You won't want to miss out on what this group has to offer! So sit back, relax and enjoy the sweet tunes from James Drakes and CT3.



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"The album showcases the group’s organic style, which is heavy on laid back grooves, breezy harmonies, catchy melodies and made-for-clapping-along tunes" - Dr. Rock, Erie Times News

"The band has a fun, distinct sound with an array of catchy originals" - Isabelle Bartlett, North East News Journal