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Keelaghan, James / House Of Cards
Album:House Of Cards Collection:General
Artist:Keelaghan, James Added:Jan 2010
Label:Borealis Recording Co. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-03-14 Pull Date:2010-05-16 
Week Ending:May 16May 9Apr 18

 Recent Airplay
1.May 14, 2010:Everyday Commotion (Songsmith Edition)
What's For You
3.May 07, 2010:The Songsmith Show
What's For You
2.May 11, 2010:Scram!
Safe Home
4.Apr 16, 2010:The Blue Velvet Show (Sub for MC Dizzy Jackson)
Circle Of Stone

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2010-03-21 
James Keelaghan, “House of Cards” (Borealis, 2009)


Folk/roots style ballads and social criticism. Canadian baritone singer-songwriter James Keelaghan accompanies himself on guitar backed by mandolins, lap steel, horn and bass.
Try tracks 1, 5, 9

1 Home 2:59 – some nice finger picking and mandolin backup
2 Next to You 3:15 – love ballad
3 Since You Asked 2:59 – slow march tempo into the future
4 House of Cards 3:38 – slow-paced critique of the villains of the 2008 financial crisis
5 McConnville's 5:24 – slow-paced, a whiskey tragedy
6 What's for You 2:54 – upbeat, Woody Guthrie-style traveling song
7 Medusa 4:12 – haunting, anti-war song with cello backup
8 Twister 3:18 – warm & cold air, like two lovers, leads to destruction
9 Leave Town 3:14 – lost a job and hard times, more Woody Guthrie
10 Circle of Stone 3:06 – ballad about a lover killed on the trail

Track Listing
1.Safe Home 6.What's For You
2.Next To You 7.Medusa
3.Since You Asked 8.Twister
4.House Of Cards 9.Leave Town
5.Mcconnville's 10.Circle Of Stone