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Welcome, mes

… to my new home on the worldwide web.

“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 appears on the Show of Hearts Telethon

“The first telethon I did was back in 1978,” says Byrnes. “I’ve missed a couple of years while I was touring on the road or was sick, but I’ve done 35 of those 38 years.The work Variety does in helping children and their families is very important.” – Jim Byrnes.

You can read the whole article about the Telethon here.

Jim will be featured three times on Sunday February 14th – at 2:30pm, 3:00 to 4:00 pm (with Shari Ulrich and Barney Bentall), and again from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. Tune in!

Check out the NEWS ARCHIVE.

Latest Release!

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.