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"From callow bohemian to weary pilgrim, here’s a little of the journey so far. The city streets of my boyhood; steam heat rising off the Mississippi; the railroad; grits and gravy; the Cardinals and the Dodgers on the radio; summers in Kentucky and the Ozarks; Jimmy Reed at The London House East, Bobby “Blue” Bland at the Cosmo Hall; Muddy at the Moonlight Lounge and Slick’s Lakeside; the High Plains of east Colorado on a winter morning; the Charlie Company Boogie; all those nights in all those rented rooms; the wind off the ocean; the winter storms; the tough break and the heartache; the dust of Mexico; twilight on the Seine; the evening breeze, the distant thunder, the sweetness of the rain; the light and the laughter in my children’s eyes; the constant struggle and infinite joy of love." - Jim Byrnes.

News Update

Jim performs at a benefit concert for Vancouver's St. James Hall.

There will be a special fundraiser at the St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Ave on Friday, November 18th, to raise $$$ for the renovation of the building. Jim joins with Paul Pigat and friends to present a tribute to Chuck Berry's 90th birthday and the memory of Chess Records' founder Phil Chess, who passed away October 19th. It's going to be packed ... get your tickets early!

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Latest Release!

St. Louis Times Cover

St. Louis Times

on Black Hen Music April 2014
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MORE about this CD

This is Jim Byrnes' most personal record to date. Reminiscences of his childhood home of St. Louis Missouri are expressed through his original compositions as well as versions of songs he grew up with that were originally recorded by St. Louis musicians.

In the Press

Read a very interesting feature article by Charles Campbell on the life of Jim Byrnes as it originally appeared in Vancouver Magazine on July 1st of 2009.

Vancouver Magazine

Take a look at Jim's picture on the cover of TV Guide magazine back on July 8th of 1989.

TV Guide


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