Jim Byrnes Live at Bozzini’s 400’th show!
December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm$43.75 – $45.75
Bozzini’s 400’th show
Featuring the legendary Jim Byrnes accompanied by Simon Kendall
w/ Special Guest Jana Seale
Saturday Dec 9
Early Show doors 4:00 Show 5:30 tix $ 43.75
Late Show doors 8:00 show 9:00 tix $ 45.75
Winner of multiple Juno, Maple Blues and Canadian Folk Music awards, legendary blues musician Jim Byrnes will be accompanied by Simon Kendall the Jessie and Genie Award winning composer/producer/performer of Doug and the Slugs fame for an array of music with evocative, smoky vocals.
Jim Byrnes: guitars
Simon Kendall: piano
About Jim Byrnes
Jim Byrnes lives and breathes music. For nearly fifty 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. https://www.jimbyrnes.ca/
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.
Jim Byrnes’ fame as an actor has grown immeasurably from his too-numerous-to-mention TV and movie roles, highlights including television’s Wiseguy and Highlander series, and his national variety show The Jim Byrnes Show.
Jim has proven that a serious car accident in 1972 has done anything but hinder him. Despite two swipes with death and some pretty hard knocks, Byrnes has still managed to rack up an enviable string of credits, both on and off-screen.
About Simon Kendall
Simon Kendall is a mainstay of the Vancouver music scene; from psychedelic teen hippie bands to getting the call to join the upstart Doug and The Slugs. Fifteen years as the band’s music director and keyboardist contributed to 4 Gold Albums and a number of Canadian top 40 hits. Simon recently formed the instrumental R&B group ‘Sharkskin’ with three members of the Odds, and currently divides his time between composing, producing and performing. http://simonkendall.com/
Mesmerizing audiences from all over the world with her unique and gentle style,West Coast Canadian Jana Seale was a featured guest artist aboard luxury cruise lines April 2006 to July 2014. Now making her home in Chilliwack BC, she can be found performing throughout the SW province. Jana’s evocative delivery returns to the roots of the solo performer, reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and the coffeehouses of times gone by…
Inspired by open tuning troubadour Nanci Griffith, and Eva Cassidy’s simply elegant guitar arrangements, Jana performs with warm, understated fingerstyle guitar. But it’s her multifaceted voice that captivates her audience night after night.
A songlist of around 500 songs includes acoustic singer/songwriters from the 60’s to today, and a variety of Pop, Soft Rock, Country, Celtic and Jazz…
She is equally comfortable providing ambient background music for upscale restaurants and gala events, or as an interactive coffeehouse request act.
Jana’s five Cds have travelled home with fans around the world –and tracks from both 2006’s debut ‘Jana Seale’ and 2008’s ‘temporarily lost at sea’ have played on Canadian radio stations including CBC Vancouver, and Edmonton’s CKUA.