3rd November, 2018

Jim Byrnes

Charlie White Theatre
2243 Beacon Ave.
Sidney, BC
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DOORS
7:00PM
SHOW
7:30PM


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AN EVENING WITH CANADIAN BLUES LEGENDS JIM BYRNES and SUE FOLEY Saturday, November 3 at Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre in Sidney. Tickets are $57.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges). Charge by phone, 250-656-0275 or online at www.marywinspear.ca. Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents AN EVENING WITH CANADIAN BLUES LEGENDS - JIM BYRNES & SUE FOLEY Saturday, November 3 at Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney. Tickets are $57.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges). Charge by phone at 250-656-0275 or online at www.marywinspear.ca. Three-time Juno winner and BC Entertainment Hall of Famer JIM BYRNES was born in blues country. Forty-five years on the blues highway with the likes of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal and Robert Cray landed this quintessential blues man in Vancouver. Now a west coast legend, Byrnes has amassed a stellar collection of true blue hits including “12 Questions”, “Walk on Boy”, “Still Stuck on You”, “Jailbird Love Song”, “Me and Piney Brown”, “Four Until Late”, “Love is Just a Gamble”, “Of Whom Shall I be Afraid”, “That River”, “Stardust”, “Talk in Circles” and “Just a Pilgrim”, Winner of Canadian Spotlight Awards' best music video of the year (2006). At age sixty-nine, JIM BYRNES has recorded a career milestone, which, given his history with numerous Juno Awards and Maple Blues Awards, among many other accolades, is saying a lot. “Long Hot Summer Days” is a masterwork from one of Canada’s best-loved musical icons. Records like this don’t come around every day. Listen and be taken away. His evocative themes and smoky vocals reveal a truth resulting from a lifetime of experience and struggle. The honours he has received along the way bear testimony to Jim Byrnes’ triumph over adversity. The albums “That River” won the Juno for Best Blues/Gospel Album (1996), “House of Refuge”, Juno for Blues Album of the Year (2007) and “Everywhere West”, Juno for Blues Album of the Year (2011). Jim further proved he has the pipes winning the Canadian Folk Music Awards Contemporary Singer of the Year (2006, 2009). In 1995 he was inducted to the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame. British Blues Connection states “smouldering intensity [and] deeply soulful”. “A voice that sounds like it saw creation and followed the devil down to hell” adds Americana UK. “Byrnes is a veritable national treasure, and if you like the blues you should know about him,” says Uptown. Vancouver Province calls Jim Byrnes “A cross-breeding of soul and country, which recalls Otis Redding or Percy Sledge”. Naird Newsletter concludes “…a modern twist on the blues tradition...backed by a killer band, dominated by soulful vocals”. Get yourself to this incredible show and you will have to agree! For more about JIM BYRNES visit: www.jamestbyrnes.com. SUE FOLEY is a Canadian-born multi-award-winning musician and one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. Armed with a soulful voice and a guitar style shaped by multiple genres, she is a triple-threat as a lead guitarist, songwriter and vocalist. It all comes together on such tracks as “81”, “Come to Me”, “Every Road I Take”, “Lightning Boogie”, “The Lucky Ones”, “Two Trains”, “Time to Travel”, “Mediterranean Breakfast”, “If I Have Forsaken You” and “The Ice Queen”. Sue turned pro at just 16, beginning her recording career in Austin, TX with Antone’s, the esteemed blues label and historic nightclub that helped launch the career of Stevie Ray Vaughan and many others. She released her first album “Young Girl Blues” (1992) at only 21. Foley has a long history of defying convention, and being a positive role model for aspiring, young female musicians. Along the road to stardom SUE FOLEY has earned a wealth of accolades. She won the prestigious Juno Award for Best Blues Album (2001). She also holds the record for the most Maple Blues Awards in Canada and has earned three Trophees de Blues de France. She has also garnered several nominations at the International Blues Music Awards, in Memphis, from The Blues Foundation. Her latest album “The Ice Queen” (Mar 2, 2018) was recorded in San Marcos, Texas. The album represents Foley’s full circle journey, returning to her career roots in Austin and reconnecting with many old friends. Joining Sue as special guests is a trio of legendary Texas guitarslingers, Jimmie Vaughan, Z.Z.Top’s Billy F Gibbons and Charlie Sexton, as well as a host of other Lone Star State all-stars. Hear “The Ice Queen” at Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/MeetTheIceQueen. Download at: http://bit.ly/IceQueen-dload. For more about SUE FOLEY please visit: www.suefoley.com; www.facebook.com/suefoleyofficial/; www.instagram.com/the_suefoley. Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents AN EVENING WITH CANADIAN BLUES LEGENDS - JIM BYRNES & SUE FOLEY Saturday, November 3 at Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney. Tickets are $57.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges). Charge by phone at 250-656-0275 or online at www.marywinspear.ca. Doors 7:00PM. Show 7:30PM. -30-