James Keelaghan


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present Juno award-winning folk singer-songwriter James Keelaghan in concert.

He is known for his lilting baritone voice, his driving rhythm guitar, and keen sense of scene and narrative. Keelaghan's music bridges traditional folk music with Canadiana.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 Advance / $20 at the door

Click here to see poster

"James Keelaghan is Canada's finest songwriter." - Dave Marsh (Writer, Critic, Historian)

James Keelaghan, born in Calgary in 1959, is one of Canada's international stars. His passionate mix of roots rock, Americana and contemporary folk has established him as a presence in Europe, Australia and North America. While growing up in Western Canada, Keelaghan was an avid follower of music and theatre, but studied history while attending the University of Calgary. Although music took over, history became a major catalyst in his warm-hearted songwriting.

Keelaghan has an uncanny knack for finding incredible stories and turning them into finely crafted songs. He is a commanding performer, developing an intimate rapport with audiences through his stories and sense of humour, leaving them spellbound with passionate renditions of songs that touch on universal emotions and relate historical events to the present. His masterful storytelling, over the course of eleven albums, has been part of the bedrock of his success earning him nominations and awards, including a Juno and first prize in the prestigious USA Songwriting Competition. He released his first album, Timelines, in 1987, and his eleventh and latest album, House of Cards, in 2009. For his Regina appearance, Keelaghan will be accompanied by David Woodhead and Hugh McMillan.

Check out James's videos here.

Hillcrest Mine audio clip:

Harvest Train audio clip:

Safe Home audio clip:

James's web site here.