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.
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.
28th:The Vancouver CD Release Party for I Hear The
Wind in the Wires at The Electric Owl.
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.
3rd : The
nominations are announced, and Jim
Byrnes was up for Entertainer of the Year
Vocalist of the Year.
Western Canadian Music Awards ceremony features
a show-stopping live performance by Jim Byrnes,
Steve Dawson and The Sojourners.
Jim Byrnes wins the Juno Award for Blues Album
of the Year for Everywhere West. This is his third
win in the category.
2nd: Jim Byrnes was nominated for a Juno Award
- Blues Album of the Year for Everywhere West.
14: CD release
concert for Everywhere West at CBC Studio 40 in
5 to 13: Jim Byrnes tours Alberta & BC
with Steve Dawson.
nominations are announced, and Jim
Byrnes is up for Male Vocalist of the Year.
24: Jim Byrnes won Blues Recording of the
Year at this year's Western Canadian Music Awards in Kelowna, BC.
22 to 31: Jim Byrnes tours the Netherlands
with Steve Dawson and The Sojourners.
Byrnes' new recording Everywhere
West is released on the Black Hen Music label.
21: Black Hen Music releases a DVD documenting the performances
Steve Dawson, The Sojourners and
many others as part of the
Star Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks
at the Capilano Theatre. It will be released in Canada, the United
States and Europe.
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.
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.
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.
22 : Jim Byrnes is nominated for a Canadian
Indie Music Award for Favourite Blues Act.
19 to 27: Jim Byrnes tours Germany and Belgium
with The Sojourners.
Byrnes' new recording My
Walking Stick is released on the Black Hen Music label.
26 to May 6: Jim Byrnes tours Germany and
the Netherlands for the first time ever, with Steve Dawson
and The Sojourners.
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
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.
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.
14: Jim Byrnes emerged from the studio after
recording a new CD, again produced by Steve Dawson.
18: Jim Brynes' House of Refuge CD picks up
the Western Canadian Music Awards trophy for Outstanding Blues Recording.