James "PJ" Spraggins

James "PJ" Spraggins

James Spraggins II, affectionately known as PJ, is a drummer, composer and producer. Spraggins developed a love for music at an early age in the church while growing up in Bessemer. He received a music scholarship to Alabama State University where he participated in five different music ensembles.

During his professional career, Spraggins has played with Randy Owen (Alabama), Byron Cage, Dorenda Clark (The Clark Sisters), Ronnie Laws, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas,Ike Stubblefield, Eric Essix, Joey Summerville, Tekneek, William Green, Kelley Oneal, and controversial neo-soul artist Donnie among others. Most recently PJ collaborated with vocalist Tracy Hamlin (formerly of Pieces of a Dream) on her second CD 'Better Days'. Aside from playing drums on most of the album, PJ co-wrote the title track which reached #1 on the UK's R&B charts in 2009.

Spraggins maintains a steady gig schedule performing with many of the artists mentioned above while finding time to release his own self-produced jazz CD, 'The Light of Day'. He continues to strive for greatness in music.