Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Byrnes at Bozzini's
Featuring songs from his Everywhere West album November 8
Released by Mano, Bozzini's Rest.
ome music simply canít be played in the background. The first note catches you as the rest of the world melts away and youíve got no choice but to stop what you were doing and listen. Really listen. Jim will be accompanied by the multitalented Steve Dawson.
Jim Byrnesí new album, Everywhere West catches you that way. Listen closely and you can hear the wind blowing through the floorboards of long abandoned roadhouses. Wind that lifts up the dust ground down by the stomping feet of Saturday night dancers hurting, forgetting and testifying while Jimmy Reed hollered down the devil and ghosts of done me wrong romance.
Open the door a little wider and some of that dust gets down your throat and all of that trapped passion and good time hurting becomes a part of you Ė just like the music of Jim Byrnes does.
Everywhere West marks the fourth collaboration between Byrnes and Juno award winning musician and producer, Steve Dawson. Fans of their previous work can rest assured that the intricate acoustic melodies, dirty blues guitar, funky organ and passionate interplay that weíve come to expect when the two men get together in the same room are here in spades.
If anything, the conversation goes a little deeper this time around and the playing is more assured and trusting than itís ever been before.
Listening back to some of the tracks from the album, itís obvious that Byrnes is thrilled with the results. ďIím not one of those guys who loves the studio. I love live performance and being out in the world, and Iíve always found the technical aspect of the studio intimidating and a little bit cold. But, with Steve, itís so much fun making a record. Itís just a bunch of guys sitting together and playing the music we love Ė with the tapes rolling.Ē
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