CD REVIEW: James O'Malley - "If Only In My Dreams"
By Stacey Board - 02/26/2005 - 03:28 PM EST
Artist: James O'Malley CD Review:
This is the second CD I received from Mr. O'Malley and it shows definite growth as a songwriter. Some writers can fumble a bit when you compare their second CD with their first, but O'Malley has a greater energy and focus in these songs.
There is a striking resemblance vocally to young Paul Simon. He has a smooth, light, breathy voice which is a fine compliment to his complex expert guitar playing.
Then there is also a quality of innocence and humor that brings to mind Randy Newman. The songwriting style is classic folk storytelling with a contemporary feel and outlook.
“If Only In My Dreams” is a fine collection of songs written in a folk tradition and made uniquely Mr. O’Malley’s.
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