The O'Kanes

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": industrial electronic experimental post-punk new wave Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Jamie O’Hara (8 August 1950, Toledo, Ohio, USA) planned to be a professional American footballer until knee injuries forced him to change his mind. He says, ‘My father gave me a guitar as a gift. Two years later, I was in Nashville. That either shows a lot of confidence, a lot of arrogance or a lot of stupidity.’ He wrote ‘Grandpa (Tell Me ’Bout The Good Old Days)’ for the Judds and befriended another songwriter, Kieran Kane. Kane (b. 7 October 1949, Queens, New York, USA) had worked with rock acts in Los Angeles in the early 70s and then moved to Nashville. He wrote ‘Gonna Have A Party’ for Alabama. O’Hara and Kane became friends, sharing their frustration at not having songs recorded, and they began collaborating on material. They recorded demos in Kane’s attic studio, which Columbia Records considered good enough to release on their own account. The acoustic recordings (two guitars, bass, fiddle, mandolin,...

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