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"Tales To Tell" among Top Albums of 2009 and James O'Malley among Top Artists of 2009-
"Song For Pete Seeger" reaches #5 on Folk DJ top songs for May '09
"Tales To Tell" among the Top Folk Albums for March, April and May 2009 Also---Top Songs-- "Gotta Get On With My Life" "Song For Pete Seeger" and "Wrecking Ball" by James O'Malley
"Really nice!", O'Malley occupies a position rare to any genre of the musical arts and embodies the term so fully that no other will quite do.
"I'm a sucker for a good story song and this album has that in spades. The quality of production is superb with a clarity of sound that captured me from the start. Great vocals backed by superior instrumentation and all in all a wonderful 12 track package."
“O'Malley's playing and composing bring a whole new dimension to the word 'pleasant'. Ya can't help but feel good just listening to his stuff, it can't be avoided, there isn't an ounce of doom or existential despair to be found, just honest insights and contemplations.”
“James O'Malley's "Letting Go" is one of the most heart-wrenching odes ever written about a young daughter leaving home..."A Little Room To Breathe" will strike an emotional chord in parents everywhere and "Tales To Tell" reflects first rate songwriting at once intelligent and insightful. ”
"...His soft voice and gentle finger style on the guitar enthralls the most jaded listener. The warm and intimate melodies that he crafts beautifully frame the direct and honest stories that he tells..."
"James O'Malley casts his singer-songwriter net wider than than your average songsmith"
"There is real eloquence here, ably framed in simple, uncluttered arrangements. A gifted songwriter poised at the threshold of a loftier position in the ranks of American singer-songwriters."
"When it comes to post-9/11 songs, I think my favorite is still James O'Malley's "There's No Place That I'd Rather Be". Its simple eloquence continues to ring true."
“His artistry goes beyond the songs, having seen James perform many times, I am beginning to appreciate how each song is a loving relationship for him, like a child, he never seems to tire of bringing each one to life for the audience. We are always mesmerized. Thank you. ”
““Tales to Tell” is a collection of twelve songs in the lyrical acoustic style that has made James a favorite of the Northeast folk music community. Tales To Tell was produced by Joe Porcelli & James O’Malley, recorded and mastered at Morningstar Studios in Ambler, PA.”