When it comes to country music there are classics and then there are the real classic songs that seem to be able to endure countless different readings by a myriad of artists. Vancouver-based American singer/guitarist Jim Byrnes again hooks up with the estimably talented Steve Dawson to deliver a fine tribute set to some pretty sweet old songs. Of course it seems any album with Steve Dawson in play is a sure bet and I Hear The Wind… is no different. Byrnes has a sturdy voice with a reedy edge that is plenty pleasing but it’s the band, with Dawson’s slide and pedal steel brilliance leading the way, that makes hot versions of City Lights, Above and Beyond and Big Iron really shine. Buy this now and then discover all the original artist versions and you’ll be set for life.