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Title:
Jim Byrnes
When:
Thu, Oct 11
Where:
Empress Theatre - Fort Macleod
Category:
Blues

Description

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Cover: $37.50

 

Legendary blues man Jim Byrnes, a three-time Juno Award winner, is travelling the blues highway to the Empress Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Since the tender age of 13, Byrnes has been crooning, drawling, belting and hollering blues, gospel, rockabilly and country songs with his signature smoky vocals and intense blues-guitar. Byrnes has since appeared with the who’s who of the blues, from Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker to Taj Mahal and Robert Cray.

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Byrnes eventually landed in Vancouver, working odd jobs and playing music. Despite losing both of his legs after being struck by a car on Vancouver Island in 1972, his musical and acting careers did not wane. In 1981 he put together the Jim Byrnes Band, which became a staple of the local music scene. He still tours extensively across North America and Europe, playing dozens of dates each year.

Byrnesdiscography includes 10 albums, beginning with 1981’s Burnin’, and three Juno Award-winning albums: 1995’s That River, 2006’s gospel tinged House of Refuge and Blues Album of the Year Everywhere West in 2011. His 2012 album, I Hear the Wind in the Wires, an album of classic country songs, garnered him a 2014 Maple Blues Award for Best Male Vocalist. His most recent album, St. Louis Times, is an ode to blues country and the city of his childhood.

Byrnes is also an actor, with many television and movie appearances, including the TV series’ Wiseguy and Highlander, as well as his national variety show The Jim Byrnes Show.

Jim Byrnes is the second concert in the Empress Theatre’s Centre Stage Concert Series for 2018/2019. Tickets are $37.50 each and available at MacleodEmpress.com, by calling 403-553-4404 (toll-free at 1- 800-540-9229), or at the Box Office on Main Street.

 

 

Venue

Map
Venue:
Empress Theatre   -   Website
Street:
235 Main Street
ZIP:
T0L 0Z0
City:
Fort Macleod
State:
Ab
Country:
Country: ca

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