James Ruggles is a trained Classical Violinist. He studied under Peter Marsh, Maurice Sklar and Marc Gottlieb. James is the President of the Tulsa Friends of Chamber Music and has performed as a soloist and with the Signature Symphony and the Ft. Smith Symphony.
James recorded with the Ft. Smith Symphony on the Naxos label releases of Symphony 4 & 5, In Memorium, Poem for Orch. and African American Symphony by William Grant Still.
James and Joesf perform together regularly and have recorded on two CDs: "Step Lightly" and "Love...and the Real World".