11th April, 2014

JIM BYRNES – LEGENDARY BLUES MUSICIAN & ACTOR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BABE GURR


DOORS
7:00 PM
SHOW
8:00 PM


Supporting Acts

Babe Gurr

PRESS RELEASE

Beatin’ the Blues

JIM BYRNES
with Special Guest BABE GURR

Friday, April 11 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley
Tickets are $37.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges) from Casino Guest Services.
Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca.

Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents JIM BYRNES with Special Guest BABE GURR, Friday, April 11 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley. Tickets are $37.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.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).

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 information on JIM BYRNES please visit: www.jamestbyrnes.com.

Roots/rock singer-songwriter BABE GURR has been turning heads for years with her blend of roots, blues and pop. With intelligent lyrics and memorable melodies superbly delivered in a warm, sultry voice, Babe is the total package. It all comes through loud and clear on the tracks “Still”, “Hold On”, “Touched By Angels”, “Crying Over You (with John Mann)”, “I’m Just Here to Dance”, “Voodoo Love” and “Let’s Find a Way”.

She recently won the Sonic Bids Nashville Song Contest and garnered honorable mention for three self-penned tunes in the acclaimed Billboard World Song Contest, earning her a spot amidst the elite of international songwriters. Most recently, Babe was selected as a finalist for two self-penned tunes in the Great American Song Contest. From headlining music festivals coast to coast, playing some of the most popular and prestigious concert halls in Canada, New York and Seattle, licensing her tunes for the FOX series Higher Ground to appearances on TV’s Big Sound, Canada AM and The Jim Byrnes Show Babe has brought her music to audiences worldwide.

Marke Andrews of The Vancouver Sun states, “Gurr sings with a husky sensuality, delivering her lyrics with both urgency and warmth”. Wildy’s World Review concludes, “Gurr lights up her songs with an engaging presence and a sandy and sultry voice you won’t forget. It’s a stunningly beautiful and poignant musical experience. Babe Gurr is the sort of talent who doesn’t come along that often, and her star is on the rise. It’s only a matter of time before Babe Gurr’s star rises above the Canadian content rule and she becomes a truly International artist”.

For More information on BABE GURR please visit: www.babegurr.com.

Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents JIM BYRNES with Special Guest BABE GURR, Friday, April 11 at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley. Tickets are $37.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges) from Casino Guest Services. Charge by phone at 604-530-2211 or online at www.ticketweb.ca. Doors 7:00PM. Show 8:00PM.

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