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Jim Byrnes w babe gurr at Charlie White Theatre Feb 5!

Back by popular demand!

Jim Byrnes 
with Special Guest babe gurr 

Friday, February 5 at Mary Winspear Centres’ Charlie White Theatre in Sidney.
Tickets are $39.50 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the box office.
Charge by phone at 250-656-0275 or online at www.marywinspear.ca.CHARLIE WHITE THEATRE_JIM BYRNES - websize
 
Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents the return of jim byrnes with Special Guest Babe Gurr on Friday, February 5
to Mary Winspear Centres’ Charlie White Theatre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney.  Tickets are $39.50 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges), available at the Theatre Box Office.  Charge by phone at 250-656-0275 or online at www.marywinspear.ca.
 
There is nothing more powerful than a good song; something no one knows better than legendary blues man jim byrnes.  With that knowledge he has amassed a stellar collection of good songs 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).
 
From his youth along the steaming Mississippi thru the storms of life Byrnes has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene.  Still wringing out the notes of his favored ‘69 Gibson Hummingbird, Jim expresses “the constant struggle and infinite joy of love”; delivering it all with that quintessential blues vibe.  The honors he has received along the way bear testimony to jim byrnes’ “good songs”.  The albums That Riverwon the Juno for Best Blues/Gospel Album (1996), House of Refuge the Juno for Blues Album of the Year (2007) and Everywhere West the 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).
 
British Blues Connection states, “…smoldering intensity…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”.
 
For More information on jim byrnes please visit: www.jamestbyrnes.com.
Re-joining jim byrnes for this concert is Special Guest Babe Gurr.  A roots/rock singer-songwriter, she has been turning heads for years with her blend of roots, blues and pop.  With her warm, sultry voice, meaningful lyrics and memorable melodies, Babe Gurr is a name you won’t forget.  Her music has been compared to the likes of Bonnie RaittLucinda WilliamsJohn Hiatt and Sheryl Crow while retaining her own unique sound and style.  With a full-on stage presence that has seen her headlining music festivals coast to coast as well as Canada’s most popular and prestigious concert halls this award-winning singer-songwriter is a perfect match to Jim’s deeply soulful sound.
 
Marke Andrews of The Vancouver Sun states, “Gurr sings with a husky sensuality, delivering her lyrics with both urgency and warmth”.  Babe’s songwriting has received accolades, taking the win for the Sonic Bids Nashville Song Contest and garnering honourable mention for three self-penned tunes in the acclaimed Billboard World Song Contest “…putting her in the elite group of songwriters internationally” as contest director Mark Furnas said.  Her tunes have been licensed for various shows including the FOX series Higher Ground.  In addition Babe appeared on the television show Big Sound, playing an avant-garde lounge singer.
 
For More information on Babe Gurr please visit: www.babegurr.com.
 
Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents the return of jim byrnes with Special Guest Babe Gurr on Friday, February 5 to Mary Winspear Centres’ Charlie White Theatre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney.  Tickets are $39.50 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges), available at the Theatre Box Office.  Charge by phone at 250-656-0275 or online at www.marywinspear.ca.  Doors 7:00PM. Show 7:30PM.