Gospel and Blues Revue
April 24, 2009, 8pm
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Famous for his evocative, smoky vocals, Jim Byrnes has been on the blues highway since his first professional gig in 1964, and has appeared on stage with a virtual who’s who of musical history including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, and Ray Charles.
Multi-instrumentalist, producer and multi-award winner Steve Dawson is constantly striving for unique sounds and approaches to acoustic music. His instrumental abilities have landed him on stages with artists as diverse as Gil Scott-Heron, Long John Baldry, Justin Rutledge, and Oh Susanna, to name just a few.
Jim hosts this special evening, which also includes the talents of up-and-coming gospel trio The Sojourners (seasoned vocalists Will Sanders, Ron Small and Marcus Mosely) who originally came together to provide background vocals for Jim’s 2006 album “House of Refuge.” He was so pleased with the trio’s contribution to his CD that he christened them “The Sojourners” and it stuck.
Now the veterans and the up-and-comers get together on stage for a one-of-a-kind evening of soulful blues and gospel music.