Jim O'Keeffe is a native of Athy, a small rural town in the midlands of Ireland. He has been playing and writing music for longer than he cares to remember. Influenced and inspired by such great artists as Rory Gallagher, Robbie Robertson and Eric Clapton. All his songs are guitar orientated, while retaining their ability to engage the listener with approachable lyrics. Factory town : The fifth CD from Jim opens at breakneck speed with Snakewind - a Rory Gallagher-esque guitar driven blues rock number. Influences of Bruce Springsteen can be heard in the base drum driven number Factory town. Once was a line sees Jim tipping his hat to the gutsy ballad style of Tom Petty. And if it's pure blues you want just listen to the haunting harmonica cutting through Suburban serenade. All in all - these ten original songs are a tribute to the many influences of this songwriter - served up with that unique flavour as only Jim can do. Guitars, vocals, keyboards, harmonica and drum programming : Jim O'Keeffe.