James Houlahan

Rank #146 US Los Angeles, CA Singer Songwriter / Alternative Folk / Fo...


Bio: James Houlahan is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player 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 and solo performer who channels both tradition and poetic innovation. His ... See Full Bio

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"This latest collection of songs ["misfit hymns"] is a heartfelt journeyman’s tale of love and life as influenced by the kindred minds of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Warren Zevon and Neil Young. His songs are earnest and intimate, yet meticulously arranged. While Houlahan straddles the line between traditional folk and country, there are occasional nods and pushes of musical boundaries seldom explored by singer/songwriters of this ilk. Rarely have music and words collaborated so closely to convey mood so effectively."
—  Joel Simches, The Noise
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  • 2013

    Nov 21

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:00pm



  • 2013

    May 21

    San Francisco, CA, US | 8:00pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Tue May 21, 2013 8:00pm
  • 2013

    Apr 3

    Culver City, CA, US | 8:00pm
    Seventy 7 Cocktail Lounge
    Culver City, CA, US
    Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:00pm


    We will play a half hour set at the Seventy7 Cocktail Lounge in Culver City. Free Admission. Free 2 hour Parking in the structure next to the venue. NO 2 drink minimum!!. We will be performing at the #1 bar in Culver City - reviewed by the LA Weekly!! Very fun place!! Good food and music!! Here are some reasons to come out: 1. Great music!!! Mary Beth Abella Reverbnation.com/marybethabella Dylan Starrs Reverbnation.com/dylanstarrs James Houlahan Jameshoulahan.com Mr. Olever reverbnation.com/mrolever 2. Free Admission. 77LIVE is a $20 show you will see for free. There is no cover and you are guaranteed to see a 4 original singer/songwriters that will knock your socks off. 3. Free Parking. We have a parking structure right next to our venue. Park your car. Come hear some damn good music. 4. No 2 Drink Minimum. Who likes to be told to drink? There's Damn good music here and with this comes guaranteed good times! Aka: Drink Specials, Cocktails from the #1 bar in Culver City (reviewed by LA Weekly) and Delicious Food. 5. Our Awesome Team! From our lovely cocktail waitress Jennifer to our bartenders Bobby and Trevor, our sound engineer Thom Zelenka and our 77LIVE music host Deron Wade, you are in great hands. Even the GM of Seventy7Lounge, Matthew Goldberg shows up to help out on his day off! 6. The Atmosphere. The vibe here is awesome. Everyone is welcome. Kick back, relax, enjoy some damn good music... We look forward to seeing you at the show on April 3rd! "Love Music Like We Do." 77LIVE

  • 2012

    Dec 1

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 8:00pm
    Westwood Brewing Co
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:00pm


    Street Joy plays at 10 James Houlahan plays at 12

  • 2012

    Nov 18

    North Hollywood, CA, US | 1:00pm

    North Hollywood, CA, US
    Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:00pm
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Q: Hi James, I LOVE your music, my question is silly, are you ticklish? If yes, where are your tickly spots? :)
A: Hello! Thanks for checking out my music. I am ticklish. Where? Everywhere.

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