I’ve never hidden the fact that James Reams is one of my favourite people in bluegrass. He gets to the heart of the music each and every time, whether interpreting an underheard classic of the genre, reinventing a country song, or performing one of his many excellent original numbers. Now based in Arizona, the longtime Brooklyn bluegrass mainstay returns this spring with a wonderful new album, “Rhyme & Season.”
Over at Country Standard Time, we’ve posted three articles that-taken together-take the reader through the project’s germination. If you have the patience, here is James Reams and “Rhyme & Season,” mostly in his own words.
Part One: the main article- http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/article.asp?xid=1203
Part Two: a little bit more- http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=1083
Part Three: song-by-song- http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=1084
After reading, I hope you are as enthused about James Reams & the Barnstormers as I have been for a dozen years.