Folk singer at ECC
Canadian folk and roots singer/songwriter James Keelaghan will entertain at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre this Sunday.
The Winnipeg-based performer will play at 8 p.m. and feature songs from his latest CD, House of Cards, his 11th release (to hear it, visit web.me.com/jameskeelo/Keeloweb/Main.html).
A Juno-award winner, Keelaghan’s pieces speak about Canada’s past including the internment of Japanese Canadians (Kiri’s Piano, October 70) and the FLQ crisis. His song Cold Missouri Waters about the Mann Gulch fire of 1949 was covered by the band Cry Cry Cry in 1998.
Musicians Stephen Fearing, Oscar Lopez and Hugh McMillan (Spirit of the West) have often appeared on his CDs.
A former history student at the University of Calgary, Keelaghan is known for his baritone voice, driving rhythm guitar sound and folk narrative. He has won rave reviews across Canada and abroad, including England and Australia.
Tickets for Keelaghan’s April 17 show are $38/20 at 604-928-6555.