... to my new home on the worldwide web.
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.
Vancouver CD Release Concert!
There will be a special show at the St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Ave (at Trutch) on Friday, January 19th, 2018 to celebrate the release of 'Long Hot Summer Days'. Most of the artists who were a part of this remarkable project will be there on stage. It will be a night to remember, and it's going to be packed ... get your tickets early!
Check out the NEWS ARCHIVE.
Long Hot Summer Days
on Black Hen Music [11/03/2017]
LISTEN to 'Step By Step' [mp3]
MORE about this CD
At age sixty-nine, Jim Byrnes has recorded a career milestone, which, given his history with numerous Juno Awards and Maple Blues Awards, among many other accolades, is saying a lot. Even though he's been winning over audiences with his soulful vocals for more than fifty years now, he's never sung like he does on 'Long Hot Summer Days'.
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.
Take a look at Jim's picture on the cover of TV Guide magazine back on July 8th of 1989.