James O’Malley is a hugely talented lyricist and musician who writes knowingly of life’s foibles, triumphs and defeats. He delivers his songs in a subtle, whispering tenor that completely draws the listener into the story he is telling. Considered by many to be the consummate songwriter, O’Malley writes songs that take the listener on an emotional journey exploring family, relationships, human nature and the contemplation of life's choices. Critics praise the New York area artist’s warm melodies, story-telling abilities and his way of charming audiences. O'Malley's songs are universal, often written with a subtle humor. James will be accompanied by Corrin Huddleson, a world-class harmonica player.
I can’t tell you how much the show meant to me. The songs are beautiful. They always affect me. You are a major highlight of my musical life." Jack Finkenberg (Eclectic Cafe)
"He is an accomplished finger-style guitarist whose singing will remind you of a genial Paul Simon and his engaging stage presence makes him a must see performer. This is O’Malley’s best work yet. Here is an artist who knows how to take sweetness seriously. O’Malley’s melodies catch your attention from the first listen." 2015 Music Matters Review
The Grounds & Sounds Café features the best in live acoustic music in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy gourmet coffee, pastries and desserts. Bring a bottle of wine and we’ll pour it for you (small fee) – fruit and cheese plates are available, too.
The doors open and sign-up for the open mic begins 7:30 and the show begins with an open mic at 8 p.m.