James Keelaghan and Hugh MacMillan at Edinburgh FC / EFC
Called, "Canadas finest singer-songwriter", by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, the American journalist and historian Dave Marsh, and those few but powerful words of praise say it all about an artist who continues to set the bar at a lofty height. James will be accompanied by his long-time musical partner and multi-instrumentalist, Hugh Macmillan, on octave mandola, bass and more!
As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity.
Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community.
Armed with a songbook that has enlightened and enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world, Keelaghans life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels.
Most importantly its a journey that has invited fans of literate and layered songwriting to be a part of his artistic expeditions, some that weave their way through marvelously etched stories of a historical nature with underlying universal themes, and others that mine the depths of the soul and the emotional trails of human relations.
For Keelaghan staying at the top of his game comes down to a very clear rule, never stop accumulating.
I want my audiences to know that I am open enough to try new things and push their bounds.
James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons.
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