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3214 West 10th Avenue Vancouver BC
Open / Operational
Vancouver music legend Jim Byrnes returns to the Rogue for an evening of true blues on May 20th. As one of Canada’s best-loved musical icons, he has the ability to charm audiences beyond their wildest dreams.
Jim Byrnes lives and breathes music. He 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. By age thirteen, Jim was singing and playing blues guitar. His first professional gig was in 1964. Byrnes moved to Vancouver in the mid-70s, and in 1981, put together the Jim Byrnes Band – an outfit that became a staple of the local music scene.
He’s released numerous albums, including with producer Steve Dawson. They’ve covered the gamut, from the gospel, to blues, rockabilly, and country in an original and unique bluesy way. Jim’s evocative, smoky vocals are found in a truth that doesn’t come overnight.