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James Olin Oden

Rank #7 US Raleigh, NC Celtic / Americana

50% of sales go to the charity CARE.

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Sounds Like: Christy Moore, Luke Kelly, Andy Irvine, Andy M. Stewart, Dick Gaughan

Bio: With me it's always been about what moves the heart. The songs I sing are compelling stories whose telling must be told over and over again. The stories range from dark acts that should not be forgotten to the silly revelries that we should never forsake. My hope is that as my heart is moved by t... See Full Bio

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The Elderberry Festival in Carrboro, NC is today...let's do this! http://elderberryfestival.com/bands/schedule

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    The Craic is Free Released on May 27, 2013
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    Samhain's March: A Winter... Released on May 20, 2011


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  • Sat

    Sep 6

    Spencer, VA, US | 3:00pm
    Friend Fest
    Spencer, VA, US
    Sat Sep 06 3:00pm


    Somewhere out in the Hills of Virginia form folks are getting together and having a little shindig. Musicians will be coming, people dancing, and probably wee folk running around everywhere. Can't wait! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friend-Fest/235040319871175

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    Aug 8

    Raleigh, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Raleigh, NC, US
    Fri Aug 08 8:00pm


    A definite staple of the Raleigh music scene is School Kids Records, and I'm excited to be performing their. In one place you'll get records and CD's to browse, beer, and live music. Craic'en!

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    Aug 6

    Cary, NC, US | 6:00pm

    Cary, NC, US
    Wed Aug 06 6:00pm


    The summer will be moving along and probably at its hottest. It will surely be time for some pints and craic, and I'll be there at Doherty's for both.

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    Jul 26

    Raleigh, NC, US | 1:00pm
    Morning After Backyard Bash
    Raleigh, NC, US
    Sat Jul 26 1:00pm


    We have been invited to play at a fund raiser for The Morning After's next recording project. I'm pretty excited about this as there are sure to be some incredible musicians and hence incredible music going on! For more information go to the official event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1468223430081702

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    Jul 19

    Greensboro, NC, US | 8:00am
    Greensboro Curb Farmers M...
    Greensboro, NC, US
    Sat Jul 19 8:00am


    f you happen to be an early riser (which I am), and you happen to be in Greensboro, this will be the morning to come down to the Greensboro Curb Farmers Market and catch me playing amongst the produce.

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  • Across the Pond (Artist) Across the Pond
    Enjoyed The Craic is Free.
  • TattyBogglers (Artist) TattyBogglers
    I love your sound. Good work!
  • Bobby McIntyre (Artist) Bobby McIntyre
    Stopping by to say hi. Hope you have a great week:)
  • Kevin Williams (Artist) Kevin Williams
    Really nice work James! I follow your facebook posts as well...jealous of all that studio time you mention. Good songs all around and it sounds great. Wish I could get th...
    Love your music, will be back for more.
  • Fable Cry (Artist) Fable Cry
    Well met, James, and thanks for finding us. There is such a soft spot in my heart for Celtic music, and yours is very lovely. "The smile she left me..." is especially wonde...
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Q: Is there any way I can get a copy of Listen Louder? I would love to use it for a meeting I have coming up. Kathleen.watts1@gmail.com
A: I don't actually have an official recording of it, however, you can go here: http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/SOT_72712C.mp3 And download the whole MP3. Now depending on your comfort you could just go to where the song is and hit play when you need to, or you could use something like audacity to pull just that song out. I also have video of me doing it at the Eno here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkWi79b7iSg

Asked by Kathleen Watts. Answered on Mon Jul 30 2012

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