James Adam Shelley, lead guitarist for American Authors, whose hits include “Best Day of My Life,” “Believer” and “Go Big or Go Home,” is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about James’ path from Tallahassee to international rock star and the odd jobs he had in between. We also about the Florida music scene and his favorite music venues, about songwriting, and even a bit about mountain climbing.

Host Chris Cate and James Adam Shelley at SalterMitchellPR’s Tallahassee office.

Header photo credit: Deering Banjo Company