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Jim Byrnes Band A Fundraiser for The Rogue!
Friday 14 February 2020, 06:30pm - 10:30pm
Mel Lehan Hall at St. James 3214 West 10th Ave
Jim Byrnes was born in St. Louis, Missouri – that’s blues country. He grew up on the city’s north side. One of the neighbourhood bars had Ike and Tina Turner as the house band. As a teenager going to music clubs, he and his buddy were often the only white people in the place. “We never had any problems. We were too naïve, and had too much respect for the music and culture – they knew it, they could tell.”
By age thirteen, Jim was singing and playing blues guitar. His first professional gig was in 1964. Over the years, he has had the great good fortune to appear with a virtual who’s who of the blues. From Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker to Taj Mahal and Robert Cray, Jim has been on the blues highway for 45 years.
Byrnes moved to Vancouver, BC in the mid-70s after years of drifting, working odd jobs and playing music. In 1981 he put together a band that became a staple of the local music scene. In 1986 the Jim Byrnes Band played 300 nights.
$40 ($36 members)
*Kids are free under 12
*Half price under 25
This offer is available at the door only — proof of age required. Cannot be combined with any other discounts
Advance tickets also available at Highlife Records, 1317 Commercial Drive and Tapestry Music, 4440 W 10th Avenue
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