Jim Byrnes is an exception. In contrast to the many good actors who are bad musicians, Byrne is a good blues artist who can act.
Everywhere West is the multiple Juno-winning blues artist’s fourth collaboration with Vancouver whiz-kid musician/producer Steve Dawson. It’s rich mix of traditional songs, covers (Robert Johnson, Lowell Folsom and Louis Jordan, Jimmy Reed, Ralph Bass and Sonny Thompson) and originals.
The smoky voiced Byrnes is joined by Dawson on a variety of string instruments including guitar, as well as Keith Lowe on bass and Geoff Hicks on drums, among others.