JIM BYRNES returns.

Jim Byrnes lives and breathes music. For nearly 50 years, he’s crooned, drawled, belted, hollered, and sweet-talked more songs into a microphone than most people ever get to hear in a single lifetime. His evocative, smoky vocals are found in a truth that doesn’t come overnight. The sheer joy you can hear in the music he creates is a reason to celebrate Jim Byrnes as a living musical treasure.

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 his whole career.

With many award-winning albums to his credit (Junos, Maple Blues Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards),  Jim was awarded the Order of Canada in 2022, acknowledging the impact he has had on the Canadian arts scene as well as for his philanthropic work.  Jim Byrnes is that artist who will light up the stage with songs and stories, tried and true.

Jim Byrnes returns to Genesis Theatre with his 5-piece band on Saturday, November 2, 2024, 7:30 pm.

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