... 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 Byrnes Brings Blues to New Westminster Chamber of Commerce
(New Westminster News Leader - Sept. 10, 2013)
A sputtering economy may be giving some business owners the blues. But the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce was offering a salve of a different sort.
Legendary British Columbia bluesman Jim Byrnes was the featured guest, and entertainment, at the chamber's first Business and the Blues networking event held Sept. 26 at The Columbia.
In addition to some soulful sounds from Byrnes and other musicians, guests were able to enjoy wine and honey jack tasting, a potato martini bar and displays from various exhibitors in the city's business community.
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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.