|Birth name||James Oldaker|
|Born||5 September 1951|
|Origin||Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA|
|Genres||Alternative country, Rock, Blues|
|Associated acts||Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, The Tractors, Frehley's Comet|
After a stint in Bob Seger's band, in 1974 Oldaker joined Eric Clapton during the recording of 461 Ocean Boulevard. Oldaker would remain a member of Clapton's studio and touring bands through 1979, when the entire band was dismissed. Oldaker would return to the Clapton band in 1983, leaving in 1986. Oldaker appears on the blues side of the live recording 24 Nights from 1990 and 1991. Not long after leaving Clapton's band, Oldaker briefly became a member of Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley's project, Frehley's Comet, appearing on the 1988 album Second Sighting. He was a founding member of the alt.country band The Tractors in 1994.
In August, 2005 Oldaker released Mad Dogs & Okies on Concord Records, a collection of tunes celebrating the music and musicians of Oklahoma, which he produced. Collaborators include Eric Clapton, Vince Gill, J. J. Cale, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn, Bonnie Bramlett, and Joe and Ellen. It will be accompanied by a companion film project.