House Of Cards
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Keelaghan’s songwriting has often been cited for its keen sense of history present and past. This coupled with a command of the language and delivered with an unmistakably rich baritone and it’s not surprising that James has come to be considered one of Canada’s all-time great singer songwriters – unmatched on today’s folk/roots circuit.
House Of Cards finds James at the top of his game with ten new songs including co-writes with Scotland’s Karine Polwart and Canada’s David Francey, Rose Cousins and Dave Gunning. Joining James in the studio were long time musical collaborators Hugh MacMillan – mandolins, lap steel and horn arrangements and David Woodhead on a variety of basses.