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James Houlahan

James Houlahan is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player currently based in Los Angeles, California. A founding member of Boston-area bands such as Dogs on Television and The Jody Grind, Houlahan has come to be known as a songsmith who channels both tradition and poetic innovation. His 2012 solo release “misfit hymns,” contains songs that sonically reside somewhere between folk and rock, thriving on the music of the past while keeping one eye (ear?) on the future.

James Houlahan's music is an ethereal mix of acoustic roots, alternative folk, and strange flights of sonic alchemy. His original songs combine traditional forms and simple melodies with evocative language and stark imagery. Influenced by a tradition that includes Dylan, Waits, Young, and Cohen. [+]