STYLE: Country RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14959-10748 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Philip Croft
Irish singer/songwriter Mike Keenan has been around now performing and recording since the early 1990s and has travelled extensively throughout Ireland, UK, USA, Japan and other countries beside. He lists his early influences as being Bob Dylan, John Denver, Neil Young and the Dubliners though some of the tracks on this CD have notable Celtic influences and reminded me of Robin Mark whose music I very much admire. Sadly though, I have to say that the vast majority of songs on this CD sound more than a little dated stylistically (even by the standards of country music) and if I close my eyes listening to this I'm more inclined to imagine Mike in a glittery cowboy suit performing on stage at Peter Kay's Pheonix Club on country and western night rather than worshipping God in front of a crowd of believers.
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