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.'"

Blues Magazine (Netherlands)

Blues Magazine (Netherlands)

"There are soul-based covers, straight blues and modern twists on tradition all confidently and expertly delivered from a guy who, on the evidence here, is currently working pretty much at the top of the league."

Messenger Newspapers UK (Kevin Bryan)

Messenger Newspapers UK (Kevin Bryan)

"Jim's latest collaboration with guitarist and producer Steve Dawson finds the pair tackling a blend of original material and soulful covers, including Bobby Bland's "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City," The Band's "The Shape I'm In," and Percy Sledge's "Out of Left Field."  Splendid Stuff."