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Calamity James

by James McCandless

Western/Irish flavored contemporary folk album.
Genre: Folk: Urban Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Long Branch, Wrong Night
4:38 $0.99
2. Black Bart
2:51 $0.99
3. Hoosegow
3:35 $0.99
4. Molloy
3:07 $0.99
5. Queen of the Old 4-J
3:07 $0.99
6. Kaitlin
2:07 $0.99
7. Lash LaRue
2:46 $0.99
8. Wild Horse
3:48 $0.99
9. My Beautiful Red Roan
4:49 $0.99
10. The Platform
5:02 $0.99
11. Long Ago We Laughed At Shadows
3:53 $0.99
12. Diana Gail
3:18 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
A new collection of Western/Irish flavored songs that completes the trilogy that began with the albums "Out West Somewhere" and "Sea of Freedom".

Four Stars - Maverick Magazine: "While it's mostly fiction, this is how the West really was won and lost...Mirrors the work of Western novelists Ned Buntline, Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour...One of the gems of this collection is 'Queen of the Old 4-J...I could have sworn that I was listening to Ian Tyson."

"A natural storyteller...Great Stuff" Dave White-R2 Magazine

"He rises above the darkness...A Pied Piper for adults."-Susan Shore, NPR.

"Pure art is rare to encounter. I am filled with admiration, McCandless is unreformed...This is his best work."-Andrew Calhoun, Waterbug Records.

"Writing songs came easily for me because of the two great influences on my heart and mind. My grandpa played Irish fiddle and mandolin in a country band and, as a kid in Lewistown, Montana, I used to sit at his knee enthralled at the beauty and joy that he created. He was also a tall-tale teller who could suck me into one of his wild stories, and then laugh like crazy when he hit me with the punchline. Than grandpa introduced me to Guy Townsend, who was 90 years old, and had been a real honest-to-goodness cowboy in the 1880's. He had been around for the whole Wild West era. I was reading "Shane" at the time, and the sight of Old Guy's saddle in the basement, glistening in the light of a single bulb, put the whole Western mystique into focus for me. I honestly feel it was then, in my heart and soul, that I became a songwriter. "
James McCandless, Under the Influence, R2 Magazine.



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