James Reams & the Barnstormers- Rhyme & Season

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… Continue reading James Reams & the Barnstormers- Rhyme & Season

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Call to support- James Reams & the Barnstormers

I like to believe-and perhaps it is a false belief-that I’ve been a good friend to bluegrass music for the past twenty-some years. I’ve spent more money on bluegrass than I hope my wife ever knows-concerts, festivals, compact discs, various merch such as t-shirts, sponsorship of radio stations near and far-I’ve done my share. Add… Continue reading Call to support- James Reams & the Barnstormers

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Roots Song of the Week- featuring James Reams & the Barnstormers

This week’s Roots Song of the Week is not a single song. I would like to join the bluegrass community in celebrating the release of James Reams’ long anticipated DVD production Making History with  Pioneers of Bluegrass. (I wish I could share how great the movie is, but my copy hasn’t yet arrived…I have now… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week- featuring James Reams & the Barnstormers

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James Reams at 20

Just released by James Reams is a video documenting his 20th anniversary as a bluegrass bandleader. I’ve written about James many times, here at Fervor Coulee and elsewhere. I’ve always found his brand of bluegrass appealing. From James’ presser: It’s a wrap! The video celebrating James Reams’ 20th anniversary as a bandleader has been completed.… Continue reading James Reams at 20

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James Reams, The Pioneers of Bluegrass, and Kickstarter

At the end of August, James Reams launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the post-production of his (and Tina’s) The Pioneers of Bluegrass project. As of today and with two weeks to go in the campaign, James has pledges amounting to 82% of his very modest $5000 goal. Won’t you please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/984757469/pioneers-of-bluegrass-music-pushing-into-post-prod and contribute what… Continue reading James Reams, The Pioneers of Bluegrass, and Kickstarter

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James Reams- The Next Phase

If you know me, you know I love the music of James Reams and the Barnstormers. James recently called me and brought me up-to-date. I’ve posted a piece over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass that attempts to summarize what has been occurring with James over the past year. He’s a good man- and I appreciate his… Continue reading James Reams- The Next Phase

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Fairly Random Links for today

As we all are, I’ve been quite busy these last weeks. What with watching (too much) Olympic action- after vowing not to watch any, but come on- how can you not watch more skicross or snowboard cross once you see it- and trying to keep up with my real job and life, writing sometimes has to… Continue reading Fairly Random Links for today

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