James Keelaghan is one of Canada’s most esteemed songsmiths. He comes to Phoenicia for one of the final stops on his “History: the First 25 Years” Tour, celebrating the release of his career highlights compilation CD of that name. Keelaghan has released 11 CD’s over the last three decades, winning numerous accolades in the process. He was nominated for 5 Juno awards, the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy, winning that honor for best roots and traditional album in 1994.
James is also a 4 time nominee and winner of the Canadian Folk Music Awards, and he has twice won the USA Songwriting Contest in the folk category. Alongside his illustrious career as a eminent performer and song writer, for the last five years Keelaghan has also served as Artistic Director at the Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival in Owen Sound, Ontario – with seven musical stages and an Artisan’s Village. It is a treat and a honor to be hosting James for this show.
“A definite contender for Canada’s leading acoustic performer” Time Out London
“…he displays a genius for finding his way deep inside big stories” The Boston Globe
“one of the most glorious male voices in the folk community” Sing Out magazine
“Canada’s James Keelaghan was a revelation. His warm, round, big-chested voice immediately put me in mind of compatriot Gordon Lightfoot. The songs, on both historic and personal themes, are deeply thought gems. ” ABC Radio Australia
“James Keelaghan is Canada’s finest songwriter” Dave Marsh
The Empire State Railway Museum is located at 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia, New York. Tickets are $20 at the door or $18 with an advance RSVP. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. This is an intimate venue with seating for approximately 50 guests.
Seats can be reserved by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Flying Cat Music at 845-688-9453. RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m.on the day of the show in order to confirm seat availability. Advance seats can only be guaranteed until 7:20 p.m. so please arrive early to claim them.
Video of James Keelaghan performing “House of Cards”