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2014

March 14th: Jim Byrnes releases an album of songs inspired by his hometown St. Louis Missouri called St. Louis Times on Steve Dawson's Black Hen Music label.

January 20th: Jim Byrnes wins Male Vocalist of the Year at the MapleBlues Awards in Toronto.

2013

December 27th to January 11th 2014: The Sojourners, C.R. Avery and Paul Pigat tour Australia to great reviews.

November 9th: The Sojourners Official CD Release Party in Vancouver at the St. James Hall for the new CD Sing and Never Get Tired. See the poster here.

September 15th:The Sojourners released their latest CD Sing and Never Get Tired on the Little Pig Records label, produced by Paul Pigat.

October 6th to 27th: The Sojourners complete a 10 city tour of Western Canada.

2012

October 28th:The Vancouver CD Release Party for I Hear The Wind in the Wires at The Electric Owl.

September 18th: Jim Byrnes releases an album of songs from the golden age of country music called I Hear The Wind in the Wires on the Black Hen Music label.

May 12th: Jim Brynes, The Sojourners and C.R. Avery appear at the Rogue Folk Club Silver Jubilee Concert in Vancouver, BC.

2011

November 3rd : The Maple Blues Awards nominations are announced, and Jim Byrnes was up for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.

June 30th: Western Canadian Music Awards ceremony features a show-stopping live performance by Jim Byrnes, Steve Dawson and The Sojourners.

March 26th: Jim Byrnes wins the Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year for Everywhere West. This is his third win in the category.

February 2nd: Jim Byrnes was nominated for a Juno Award - Blues Album of the Year for Everywhere West.

2010

November 14: CD release concert for Everywhere West at CBC Studio 40 in Vancouver, BC.

November 5 to 13: Jim Byrnes tours Alberta & BC with Steve Dawson.

November 2nd: The Maple Blues Awards nominations are announced, and Jim Byrnes is up for Male Vocalist of the Year.

October 24: Jim Byrnes won Blues Recording of the Year at this year's Western Canadian Music Awards in Kelowna, BC.

October 22 to 31: Jim Byrnes tours the Netherlands with Steve Dawson and The Sojourners.

October 19: Jim Byrnes' new recording Everywhere West is released on the Black Hen Music label.

September 21: Black Hen Music releases a DVD documenting the performances of Jim Byrnes, Steve Dawson, The Sojourners and many others as part of the All Star Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks at the Capilano Theatre. It will be released in Canada, the United States and Europe.

September 19: The Sojourners cast off on a Gospel Cruise in Vancouver with special guests Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne and Candus Churchill & The Gospel Experience. Jim Byrnes and Paul Pigat will be aboard too, along with other surprises. See a poster here.

July 12 - 18: Jim Byrnes appears at The Vancouver Folk Festival and the Ottawa Blues Festival as part of a Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks.

May 12: Jim Byrnes appears as one of 17 musicians and singers at the Capilano University Theatre in North Vancouver as part of an All Star Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks.

February 22 : Jim Byrnes is nominated for a Canadian Indie Music Award for Favourite Blues Act.

March 19 to 27: Jim Byrnes tours Germany and Belgium with The Sojourners.

2009

May 12: Jim Byrnes' new recording My Walking Stick is released on the Black Hen Music label.

April 26 to May 6: Jim Byrnes tours Germany and the Netherlands for the first time ever, with Steve Dawson and The Sojourners.

April 24: Jim Byrnes, Steve Dawson and The Sojourners appear in Ottawa as part of the National Arts Centre’s BC Scene, the largest-ever gathering of BC artists outside the province. For more information, visit www.bcscene.ca.

April 7th: Jim Byrnes and The Sojourners joined other environmentally aware performers from around the world to perform in Montreal at 7 Continents, 1 Earth: A CBC/Radio-Canada Earth Day Celebration. Listen to it here on CBC Radio 2 Concerts on Demand.

2008

September 15: Jim Byrnes and Steve Dawson headed out on the 'Fathers and Sons' tour of western Canada with Doug Cox and Amos Garrett, November 19th to 30th.

September 14: Jim Byrnes emerged from the studio after recording a new CD, again produced by Steve Dawson.

2007

October 18: Jim Brynes' House of Refuge CD picks up the Western Canadian Music Awards trophy for Outstanding Blues Recording.

 

 

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