Jim Byrnes and Jeff Morris reviews

238 columns, somewhere around 500 albums and even more live shows, with today’s column Roots Music has been promoting my kind of music in Central Alberta for 10 years. I’ve made mistakes, I’ve made a couple enemies, and I’ve fostered connections I would never have experienced otherwise. Some labels have disappeared while others remain viable. The landscape… Continue reading Jim Byrnes and Jeff Morris reviews

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Central Music Festival ’10 Red Deer, AB August 14, 2010

The second day of the 2010 edition of the Central Music Festival did not hold the excitement of the previous evening. While the weather was outstanding and the lineup significant- headlined by a rising country star from Central Alberta, Shane Yellowbird- overall the day suffered from a certain mediocrity. While truly presenting a catholic menagerie… Continue reading Central Music Festival ’10 Red Deer, AB August 14, 2010

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Jim Byrnes- My Walking Stick

Originally published in the Red Deer Advocate July 3 2009 Jim Byrnes My Walking Stick Black Hen Over the past several years, Vancouver’s Black Hen Music label has established itself as the premier western roots imprint. From adventurous string music to blues and gospel, the Steve Dawson-headed outlet has produced an unbroken string of exquisite,… Continue reading Jim Byrnes- My Walking Stick

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