James Pappas

James Pappas

 

James Pappas

Director & At Large Representative, James Pappas, the 2011 DSA Songwriter of the Year, is the working man’s songwriter. He has served Dallas Songwriters for over as a member since 2000 and served on the board since He ran the Song Swaps on Monday nights for many years. James is an accomplished musician and has been performing at DSA showcases and Festival stages. There’s been a few turns in James’ life. He was born in Mobile, AL, but seasoned from age 12 in Kansas City. He’s lived and worked all over. James is always cooking up something, which comes naturally to a former chef. He worked as a hotel chef for 25 years: for the Fountainebleau in Miami Beach, for Westin Hotels in three cities, for Hilton Hotels in three cities, and for Adam’s Mark hotels in three cities. One of those stops was at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas, where he met his wife, Amelia. Today, James only cooks on keyboards, guitar and control board. For the last 17 years he’s run a successful business, Dallas Ice Sculptures. You may have admired some of his work at our Christmas parties. To see more, visit http://dallasicesculptures.com/

 

 

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