The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 8 December 2012 is the new CD from singer-songwriter James Clark Jones called the days of convenience.
Drawing from a tradition of songwriters who don’t write unless they have something to say, James Clark Jones writes music that is both thought provoking and melodically enjoyable.
Even though a lot of James’ 30 years in the music industry was playing guitar in rock bands, his solo act provides beautifully pared down arrangements to give each song more weight and simplicity.
James moved to Canada from the Airdie and Coatbridge area of Lanarkshire as a child, but has always been connected to his birthplace, often using the tension between finding identity in each country as inspiration for his writing. In fact, his song “Glasgow” draws on the experience many people who immigrate share of growing up in one country, but being unable to ignore the part of you that originated elsewhere.
“In Canada, I feel Scottish and in Scotland, I feel Canadian,” explains the Glasgow born Canadian. “I always have one foot in each country.” says James.
Album of the Week, Saturday 8 December at 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 10 December at 6.00pm and at Catch Up anytime.