James Bash writes for Opera magazine, the American Record Guide, The Columbian newspaper, the online magazine Facts & Arts, and his blog, Northwest Reverb. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Opera America, MUSO,Symphony, Opera Canada, Crosscut, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian, The Columbian, and Oregon Music News. James has also written for the Oregon Arts Commission and contributed to the 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music. James was a fellow to the 2008 NEA Journalism Institute for Classical Music and Opera. He has been an MCANA member since 2004 and tries to balance his arts writing with his day job as a technical writer. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Kathryn. Otherwise, he has a checkered past.