James Keelaghan is one of those artist whose music I love that often gets lost in the shuffle. His most recent album House of Cards was released way back in 2009 and for the longest time was not available on Rhapsody or Napster. Well the other day I found the album on Rhapsody and James has another winner!! Keelaghan is another of my many Canadian favorites. He was born in Calgery, but now calls Winnipeg home. He is a Juno Award winner and many of his songs have an historical base. “Kiri’s Piano” is about the internment of Japanese Canadians, while “October 70” is about the FLQ crisis, are inspired by events and figures in Canadian history. But some like, “Cold Missouri Waters”, have a US locale, which is about the Mann Gulch fire of 1949 in Montana. For me Keelaghan is an all round artist with a great baritone voice, a good guitarist, and most of all a great story-song writer. I love his soon “Number 37” a great song about a girl and her horse at a rodeo race.