Last Night I Dreamed of You
Songwriter Jim Keyes is master of more musical genres than you can shake a stick at. And on his debut CD "Last Night I Dreamed of You," Jim offers up a feast fit for a musical omnivore, armed only with his distinctive voice and an acoustic guitar. It's all here-sweet, jazz-inflected love ballads with gorgeous melodies that sound for all the world like they ought to be classics; (unplugged) power-chord anthems to youthful ardor and street romance; and high-flying comic romps through quirky landscapes peopled by improbable characters like the Queen of Siam, Magnum, P.I., and Jane, the guitarist from '80s girl-band The Go-Go's. Even King Pellinore's dragon makes an appearance. His talent for putting words and music together in deft, painterly ways has attracted the notice of songwriter-humorist Christine Lavin, who has featured the title track of Jim's new CD on her xm satellite radio program, "The Village." The amazing thing is that even though Jim's stylistic versatility takes you to so many points on the musical compass, you never feel lost. It just all makes sense. Listen, and enjoy the feast.