Mike Keenan - Thank You, Thank You Jesus

Published Thursday 27th January 2005
Mike Keenan - Thank You, Thank You Jesus
Mike Keenan - Thank You, Thank You Jesus

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12523-1738
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by David Faulkner

Mike Keenan is a prolific Catholic layman of deep faith who has released eight CDs since 1996, seven since 2001, and there will be another one out before you read this. The musical style is much of what you would expect from an Irish folk base, tinged with country. The arrangements are similar to those deployed by Mary Black but the sentiments are closer to Daniel O'Donnell. The lyrics are sincere and occasionally clunky but can be moving: "Joseph's Journey" successfully imagines the man's inner feelings on the way to Bethlehem. This will appeal to those who like a gentle MOR take on roots music but is unlikely to attract people of other tastes.

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