... 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.
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!
Check out the NEWS ARCHIVE.
St. Louis Times
on Black Hen Music April 2014
LISTEN to 'I Get Evil' [mp3]
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.
Take a look at Jim's picture on the cover of TV Guide magazine back on July 8th of 1989.