Blues Blast Magazine

Blues Blast Magazine

"Long Hot Summer Days, is a fine collection of soul, blues and blues-rock with enough twists and turns to keep the listener engaged."

RNR Magazine

RNR Magazine

"His voice is mature and expressive and he sings with sensitivity and restraint"

Lonesome Highway (Ireland)

Lonesome Highway (Ireland)

"Jim Byrnes continues to defy the hands of time and produce work of sterling quality."

FabricationsHQ

FabricationsHQ

"The album may be called Long Hot Summer Days – but this is laid back blues and R&B for any season, or any era."

Americana Music show

Americana Music show

"This is a excellent collection. He has a simple philosophy: ‘tell a story and touch people’s hearts’. Mission accomplished."

Rambles.net

Rambles.net

"A fully realized collection of songs, originals and covers, all tuned to his strengths."

No Depression

No Depression

"St Louis born Jim Byrnes is a true thespian, blessed with a soothing baritone and the dramatic skills that would allow him to sing the phone book to high praise."

Roots Music Report

Roots Music Report

"Singer/guitarist Jim Byrnes serves up warm-hearted, brawny-voiced renditions of a wide range of covers, and, considering the highly distinctive and personalized nature of some of the original versions, the St. Louis-bred, Vancouver based Byrnes shows no small measure of nerve."

The Independent

The Independent

"An entirely pleasurable experience, recommended to Daptone fans everywhere."

Maverick

Maverick

"If it's the blues that you love, the blues tinged with a smoky New Orleans night and a little Americana thrown in for good measure, then Long Hot Summer Days may well be the album to get you through the long, dark nights of the winter to come."

No Depression

No Depression

"Byrnes is exceptional throughout and the backup—especially the horn section and a gospel vocal trio called the Sojourners—is icing on the cake."

Glide Magazine

Glide Magazine

"Byrnes may well be the best vocalist many of you have never heard.  For him to admit that he has never sung like this, makes this offering that much more special. His voice will touch your soul."

Maximum Volume Music

Maximum Volume Music

"...“Long Hot Summer Days” is about more than looking to the past. It finds inspiration in history, yes, but it is the work of a man who even after 50 years, has plenty to offer the future."

The Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun

"Five decades in the blues business, Jim Byrnes still sounds all fired up. If anything, his recorded output just keeps on improving as he and producer Steve Dawson find more ways to give this talented singer/guitarist a forum for his deeply soulful vocals."

AXS Magazine

AXS Magazine

"Jim Byrnes shows that he just might be the next singer-songwriter you mention to all your friends."

Rocking Magpie

Rocking Magpie

"Music and in particular the Blues has clearly been in Jim Byrnes blood as it appears to be one of the constants in his life."

Get Ready to Rock Me

Get Ready to Rock Me

"This is Blues delivered with soul, for those who like it ‘like it used to be.'"