"No Coincidence" by James Keen is a well produced and performed adult singer-songwriter CD. The CD includes a good mix of tracks, fusing folk-rock, pop, jazz, and a little country. The variety of themes and styles gives life and energy to the CD. James' songwriting is outstanding, with memorable chord progressions and meaningful lyrics that build to powerful choruses. "Paint a Picture" has a nice rhythmic groove behind James' excellent guitar work and provides lyrics that are expressive and nicely tell a story. "Dawn" is a wonderful example of the variety that shines in this CD. "Something to be Said" has a country music influence, and provides a beautiful, soft ending to the CD. If you enjoy singer-songwriters such as Tracy Chapman or Jason Mraz, you will enjoy this CD.
-Lea and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team