Blues Festival E-Guide
Jim Byrnes' fourth album for Black Hen Music, finds him collaborating once again with producer Steve Dawson. Jim and Steve have worked together on all of his award- winning albums in the last decade. This is Jim's bluesiest album in years. Everywhere West includes raw and stripped-down takes on classic material and some originals. While Jim has been focusing on gospel-oriented blues for his last 2 albums (the Juno Award-winning House of Refuge and 2008's My Walking Stick), Everywhere West brings him back to the music of his youth, with some of the greatest performances of his career on songs by Jimmy Reed, Lowell Folsom, The Mississippi Sheiks, Tampa Red and many more. Everywhere West was recorded live off the floor with minimal overdubs.